California Teachers Retirement System (CALSTRS)

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE'RE DOING

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System advances organizational sustainability practices that promote long-term value creation, responsible investment strategies, stewardship of our natural resources and engagement with our stakeholder community for the benefit of our members. CalSTRS maintains a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum (LEED) certification for its West Sacramento headquarters. Energy efficient building features and environmental components such as a biofuel waste program, ongoing employee education, and a sustainability policy enable CalSTRS to address all sustainability issues including climate change at every facet of its business operations.



 



CalSTRS recently expanded its member service to include four LEED-certified, leased-space facilities throughout the state with additional centers planned in the future. To offset increased emissions, from  the additional square footage, CalSTRS has implemented several energy reduction strategies, increased focus of enterprise-wide energy use through employee engagement practices and building maintenance efforts. CalSTRS, through its business efforts and employee programs, seeks to reduce our impact on our environment and sustain the fund for the long-term.  CalSTRS is the largest educator-only pension fund in the world and serves California’s 896,000 public school educators and their families from the state’s 1,700 school districts, county offices of education and community college districts.


Facilities1

The following is a list of facilities for this agency or department.

1 Not all facilities may be listed here for this agency.

USE PER YEAR
progress through 2016
8.71%
reduction
Water Saved:
458.56 Thousand Gallons
2016 vs. 2010
8.23%
reduction
Reduced Emissions:
177 Metric Tons
2016 vs. 2010
WATER USE
DURING DROUGHT
35.12%
reduction
2016 vs. 2013
DEPARTMENT AT A GLANCE
CALENDAR YEAR 2016
21.32
Million kBtu
Total Grid Energy Usage
1
Total Facilities
4.81
Million Gallons
Total Water Usage
409
Thousand sqft
Total Floor Space
1.97
Thousand MT
Total GHG Emissions
1
Total LEED Certified Buildings
0
kWh
Total Generated From Renewable Sources