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Sustainability

Sustainability is a core value at Stanford, which the university prioritizes at operational and programmatic levels.

In keeping with this commitment and results, Redwood City incorporates a number of high-performance features and follows California’s stringent green building codes.

Stanford’s Redwood City campus, aims to meet and exceed the university’s sustainability goals, capitalizing on the advantage of a fresh start.


Your Actions Matter

For a personalized list of actions you can take to support conservation programs in Redwood City, log in to My Cardinal Green and you can be rewarded for taking tangible actions to reduce your personal environmental footprint. Sustainable Stanford also provides a host of resources and tools for the Redwood City campus that highlight sustainability programs and can help guide you toward a more sustainable workplace.

If you are interested in taking a more active role in SRWC sustainability, consider joining the Sustainability Working Team. The group works to advance the culture of sustainability at Redwood City and helps to embed sustainability behaviors into daily practices. Contact SustainableRWC@stanford.edu to get involved.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

The campus features a Central Energy Facility that utilizes the same technology developed as part of the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) project and will rely on 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2021 to meet Stanford’s target of becoming 80 percent carbon free by 2025.

Recycling & Composting

Recycling & Composting

To support the university’s effort of achieving zero waste by 2030, Redwood City buildings feature recycling and composting in key areas, and will also be among the first offices at Stanford to implement paper towel composting in bathrooms. Extensive monitoring of the waste streams upon move in will help inform the overall university waste minimization plans.

Commuting

Commuting

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 travel.

Dining

Dining

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.

Landscaping

Landscaping

The landscape incorporates native plants and natural bio-swales to maximize water conservation.

Learn More

Learn more about additional sustainability features in Redwood City, which facilities teams will monitor and benchmark during the first year of occupancy to establish performance targets related to water, purchasing, and other key performance categories.

View Sustainability at Redwood City PDF

Questions?

With questions or concerns about sustainability in Redwood City, please email SustainableRWC@stanford.edu.