|Submission Date||July 21, 2021|
IN-48: Innovation B
|0.50 / 0.50||
Office of Sustainability
Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
Dalhousie implemented an automated benchmarking tool that allows us to quickly and accurately review the energy benchmarks of our buildings versus each other, within similar building categories and across multiple years. This tool pulls data directly from Dalhousie’s utility reporting system to ensure accurate and comparable data sets. This tool has also been built to allow for a seamless submission to Energy star’s portfolio manager software. Dalhousie also participated in the first Higher education benchmarking initiative through NRcan and portfolio manager in 2020, one of only a handful of Canadian universities to do so.
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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