Balboa Park Sustainability Program

Balboa Park is fast becoming a touchstone for other cities to watch. Through collaboration and ongoing communication, the Sustainability Program has developed a shared vision for “greening” Balboa Park. It continues to advance solutions that will help protect Park resources and strengthen economic viability, while enhancing visitor experience and enjoyment. Read More.


"I am very proud of the progress that has been made in the Park over the last few years.  The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership has provided leadership through collaboration which has helped bring this issue to the forefront.  With the help of corporate sponsors like San Diego Gas and Electric, the partnership with the City of San Diego and numerous Park stakeholders, we have succeeded in making sustainability a TOP priority in the Park." - Councilman Todd Gloria


See the Sustainability Program in action!

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BPCP Hiring Sustainability Assistant

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is looking for a full-time Sustainability Assistant to support the Balboa Park Sustainability Program initiatives.  See position description and qualifications in the below attachment.

The Sustainability Assistant is responsible for the effective administration and project management of BPSP. Duties include administrative functions to maintain operational systems; project management to capture and trend program metrics; and communication and special event support. This is a full-time position.

Sustainability Program Looking for LEED Intern to Join the Team

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is looking for a university intern to support the Sustainability Program’s LEED initiatives at three Balboa Park multi-tenant buildings.  The Balboa Park LEED intern will assist building tenants to document green purchasing compliance in the Materials and Resource category of the LEED 2009 Existing Building: Operations + Maintenance rating system.

A Great Success in Home Energy Savings

Balboa Park and City of San Diego employees and volunteers came together on Thursday, March 20 for an exclusive energy-savings event.  Residential use LED light bulbs and energy- and water-efficient shower heads were offered at substantial discounts. 

This was a fun and interesting way to learn more about energy efficiency savings and LED technology for your home.

 

See photos from the event!

Events

May Facility Directors Meeting

Rotating Locations
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Monthly meeting of Balboa Park's facility directors and sustainability staff.

Meetings made possible thanks to support from San Diego Gas & Electric and participation by our members.

9th Annual SDG&E Energy Showcase Special

Save the Date!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Learn more about how to save energy at the Expo where you will see the latest in energy smart products and services for businesses.  You can also check out alternative fuel vehicles at the Expo's ride and drive event!  Visit http://sdge.com/energyshowcase for more information and to see customer success stories.

June Facility Directors Meeting

Rotating Locations
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Monthly meeting of Balboa Park's facility directors and sustainability staff.

Meetings made possible thanks to support from San Diego Gas & Electric and participation by our members.

July Facility Directors Meeting

Rotating Locations
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Monthly meeting of Balboa Park's facility directors and sustainability staff.

Meetings made possible thanks to support from San Diego Gas & Electric and participation by our members.

August Facility Directors Meeting

Rotating Locations
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Monthly meeting of Balboa Park's facility directors and sustainability staff.

Meetings made possible thanks to support from San Diego Gas & Electric and participation by our members.

Case Studies

The Sustainability Program has showcased Balboa Park as a leader in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. With numerous achievements and case studies, Balboa Park is fast becoming a cornerstone for other cities to watch. Read More

Sustainability Program Recommends

Information about incentives, rebates, audits and other sustainability programs available to Balboa Park institutions.  The Balboa Park Sustainability Program recommends a series of websites for financial and strategic planning resources and best practices. Read More

Sustainability Program Partners

The Sustainability Program would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners for their support. Every day actions of each individual, institution and the greater community makes a difference in our capacity to assure the Park is here for future generations. Read More

2015 Ecotourism Experience

Balboa Park’s ecotourism and education experience is an opportunity to capture San Diego as an ecological diverse and educational destination, featuring Balboa Park as the welcome center and eco-village. A breadth of Balboa Park ecotourism and education experiences are being developed as identified by Balboa Park Sustainability Program. Read More

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership serves as the collaborative body and collective voice for 26 arts, science, and cultural institutions in Balboa Park. Together we achieve greater effectiveness, innovation, and excellence and contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Balboa Park. Our collective 500 trustees, 7,000 volunteers, and 3,500 staff serve more than 6.2 million visitors annually.