Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.48
Liaison William Clancey
Submission Date Jan. 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Durham College
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 William Clancey
Chief Operating Engineer/Technical Service Manager Facilities Management
Facilities Management
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Energy Innovation Centre

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:
The geothermal field and Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) project is part of the ongoing transformation of Durham College’s (DC) energy infrastructure to support and implement sustainably focused initiatives on campus.

Located underground at the Oshawa campus, DC’s geothermal field harnesses 550 tons (1.9 megawatts) clean, sustainable geothermal power, which is then processed through the EIC and sent to the Gordon Willey building to fuel its energy needs.

The bright, modern EIC also provides an exhibit-like atmosphere where students and visitors can learn more about how the geothermal system works through interactive touch screen monitors, which features system diagrams and performance metrics. Additionally, a real-time energy dashboard provides insight on campus energy savings and the reduction of associated greenhouse gas emissions.

The EIC also acts as a living lab, allowing faculty from selected programs to incorporate geothermal technology into their curriculum and provides students with a unique experiential learning opportunity as they observe how green-energy technologies work.

The geothermal field and EIC were completed in partnership with Siemens Canada, who provided valuable industry knowledge and contributed as the primary contractor for the project.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

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