Sustainability is a core value at Stanford, which the university prioritizes at operational and programmatic levels.
“The campus features a Central Energy Hub that utilizes the same technology developed as part of the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) project and will rely on 100 percent clean, renewable electricity by the end of 2022 to meet Stanford’s target of reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions to 80% below peak by 2025.
Recycling & Composting
To support the university’s effort of achieving zero waste by 2030, Redwood City buildings feature centralized waste, recycle and compost collection bins and paper towel composting in bathrooms. Some break rooms have reusable dishes and utensils while all have certified compostable single use cups and utensils.
Mitigating the environmental impacts of transportation to and around campus remains a critical component in Redwood City. As such, Stanford Redwood City’s transportation program is focused on encouraging sustainable commutes and reducing single-occupancy vehicle travel.
The Cardinal Café and Stanford Catering and Conferences at Redwood City are managed by Residential and Dining Enterprises (R&DE), which prioritizes sustainability across all aspects of its operations, and will incorporate sustainable purchasing, reusable dishware, and food donation into its operations.
Sustainable Stanford provides the information, tools and resources to all event organizers to establish sustainable events as the norm. Learn how to reduce the environmental impact of events by maximizing resources, reducing waste and exemplifying environmental stewardship.
The landscape design incorporates native plants and natural bio-swales to maximize water conservation.