Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Carleton University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Residence Building conservation competition

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Carleton's Housing and Residence Life Department is engaging annually with all campus residents towards energy and water savings. As part of this wider program residence has installed live energy data dashboards into both the main reception space and the foyer of all resident buildings. These provide live energy data, links to other sustainability programs, top tips, water use and waste diversion numbers.

In addition

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The initiative has seen a number of positive programs developed and implemented on campus. Engaging with residents has been a priority and a residence environment committee oversee a annual competition between residences during a specific 2 week period on campus. This resulted in a reduction of 7% in energy use above a baseline of the previous year (2015). In addition a set of programs has been developed to support the competition period including themed events (dine in the dark) and coffee hours.
The data including within the dashboards has also been made available for students to support course work and provide key indicators for overall energy reduction and programs on campus.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
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Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
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Energy Yes
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Coordination, Planning & Governance ---
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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