2016 CSU Facilities Management Conference


Best Practice in Facilities/Physical Plant Operations

CSU Stanislaus | Cooling Tower Reclaimed Water Project

CSU Stanislaus and its Cooling Tower Reclaimed Water Project use reclaimed rain water that would otherwise be lost to the regional storm water system to help cool campus facilities. The project which is estimated to save the campus $22,000 a year is reclaiming and reusing nearly 10,000 gallons a day of blown down water that would otherwise be lost. The project is also helping to educate the campus and surrounding community on the project’s importance during California’s statewide drought.

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Judging Criteria

This category recognizes campus achievement in Facilities Operations that is innovative, ground breaking, or creatively different to realize new results. The submittal can be an innovative project, efficiency change, process or policy change, or technological change that was implemented, constructed, performed, or enhanced by Facilities Operations. Innovations can be in any department within the scope of influence of Facilities Operations. Other criteria include:

  • Completeness of the submission
  • Innovation and/or creativity
  • Complexity of innovation (integration of multiple technologies; use of in-house staff and consultants; off-the-shelf implementation)
  • Cost benefit for implementation
  • Success of the project
  • Supports the campus’ strategic plan


All projects must have been completed between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016. 


Please direct questions to the Facilities/Physical Plant Operations Committee Chair:
Joseph Verbrugge
Facilities Operations Program Manager
CSU Office of the Chancellor
(562) 951-4112