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As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

Molly Sullivan, Elizabeth Castillo and Gabriel Sandoval

May 17, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Chico State is feeling its age. The second-oldest campus in the CSU system has put off $166 million worth of building repairs, according to a report by ISES Corporation, a facilities consultation company. In 2016, ISES evaluated 39 Chico State buildings and determined they were in below-average condition,...

Chico State reduces water usage by 43 percent

Chico State reduces water usage by 43 percent

Austin Herbaugh

August 30, 2015


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It's hard not to notice the dead lawns when walking around campus. Signs that read things such as "brown is the new green" are hard to miss. Cutting off water to some lawns is just one of Chico State's multiple efforts to cut back on water use, and they are now paying off.Since the beginning of summer, Chico Stat...

Chico State reduces water through system improvements

Robert Engels

September 2, 2014


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As California’s drought worsens, Chico State has taken further steps to reduce the amount of water used around campus and all facilities. Over the summer, the school’s Facilities Management and Services department implemented a central control system that will better allow for oversight of the wat...

Employees told not to remove recycling from campus

Employees told not to remove recycling from campus

Eric Mccauley

February 25, 2014


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A recent directive by the facilities managerial staff is asking custodians not to remove recyclables from university trash bins. In September, a custodian was seen taking a bag of cans and bottles from a building,said Mario Mena, a University Housing and Food Services maintenance staff member and chapter president of the California...

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