Best Overall Innovative Project – Large District - CCCCD
Hartnell College was honored for the design and installation of 2.6 megawatts of solar photovoltaic generating capacity at the Alisal and Main campuses. This is projected to realize $26 million in savings through renewable energy production and efficient energy management over the life of the project. The projected 4.7 million reduction in kilowatt hours of energy use offsets more than 3,300 metric tons of carbon dioxide – equivalent to removing 714 cars from the road each year.
Excellence in Energy and Sustainability – Faculty/Student Initiative Award: Los Angeles Community College District.
The Los Angeles Community College District was honored for its Virtual Climate Crisis curriculum, which focuses on promoting climate-conscious behavior and thinking using virtual materials to engage students who are learning at home.
Excellence in Energy and Sustainability – Sustainability Champion: Peter Hardash, Rancho Santiago Community College District
Peter Hardash, former Vice Chancellor of Business Operations of Rancho Santiago Community College District, was honored for devoting 28 years as a leader both at the local and state levels, mentoring numerous peers and serving in critical roles on statewide committees.