Facilities

California Drought 2014

California State University Northridge is committed to doing our part to help conserve water.  Below is a listing of completed and current projects which target water reduction:

Picture of Arbor Court drought tolerant plants  Picture of Redwood Hall drought tolerant plants  Picture of Engineering path drought tolerant plants 

Completed Projects

Plummer Street LandscapeReplaced with drought tolerant landscaping
Etiwanda Street LandscapeReplaced with drought tolerant landscaping
Matador Drive LandscapeNew drought tolerant landscaping and drip irrigation
USU Rec Field - Artificial Turf FieldZero water used for irrigation
USU Rec Field Surrounding LandscapeNew drought tolerant landscaping and drip irrigation
Matador Drive LandscapeNew drought tolerant landscaping and drip irrigation
North-East & South-West Corner Redwood HallLandscape replaced with drought tolerant planting
G3 Parking Lot North SideLandscape replaced with drought tolerant planting
Arbor Court Landscape ReplacementEstimated to save 22,000 gallons per year
Analyzing irrigation head options for lawnsUp to 1 gallons per min/head savings - Currently auditing locations
Public Awareness Signage Campaign for every restroom sink on campus 

Student Housing

  • Replaced 670 apartment kitchen and 770 bathroom 2.5 GPM aerators with 1.0 GPM aerators
  • Replaced 650 2.5 GPM apartment showerheads with 2.0 GPM showerheads
  • Replaced 796 toilets, varying from 1.5 - 2.5 GPF with 1.2 GPF models
  • Urinals – most campus urinals on campus replaced with waterless urinals
  • B1, B2, B4 Parking Lot – Trees have been replaced with drought tolerant trees that require no irrigation

Current Projects

  • Auditing irrigation controllers
  • Testing dual flush toilets
  • Replacing remaining traditional urinals with ultra-low flush units
  • Orange Grove - Replace 600 irrigation heads from 1-3.0 GPM to 0.25 GPM

 

Updated 12/10/14