Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.73
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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Dalhousie University
PAE-3: Physical Campus Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution's physical campus plan include sustainability at a high level?:

A brief description of how the physical campus plan or amendment includes sustainability:

The University campus master plan has sustainability as a major theme through out it. In addition, a solar suitability study was completed as part of the Campus Master Plan process.

Sustainability is included as a major campus planning objective p. 10. It highlights five specific goals including:
• Creating Long-term energy security aimed at leading a collaborative initiative to develop alternative energy sources that reduce dependency on carbon-based fuels and pollution;
• Enhancement of campus open space by promoting the biodiversity of natural environments that also provide pedestrian buffers against pollution and severe weather;
• Achieving excellence in building standards for new and renovated buildings and utilities, aimed at maximizing energy and space efficiency and demonstrating alternative energy-efficient systems (for example, solar collector systems detailed in Appendix A.5 on south facing buildings including the proposed Killam expansion and Tupper towers, and roof surfaces on the LeMarchant Mixed-use Building and the IDEA Building);
• Adopting a Multi-Year Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategy that gradually reduces automobile dependency and provides attractive pedestrian and transit travel options.
• Increasing the utilization of existing university space to reduce the need for building new, by such means as centralized space management and scheduling, retrofit investments and value-added deferred maintenance that meet sustainability standards.

More detail is provided on each goal in the plan. In addition there is a full section on strengthening community.

Solar Suitability study http://campusplan.dal.ca/Consultants.php

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