Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Michelle Cong
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Fanshawe College
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Amanda Whittingham
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Operations and Sustainability
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Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
No

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:
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A copy of the strategic plan:
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The website URL where the strategic plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a published sustainability plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
No

A copy of the sustainability plan:
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The website URL where the sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a published climate action plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
No

A copy of the climate action plan:
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The website URL where the climate action plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have other published plans that address sustainability or include measurable sustainability objectives (e.g. campus master plan, physical campus plan, diversity plan, human resources plan)? :
Yes

A list of other published plans that address sustainability, including public website URLs (if available):
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Research?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Research and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV) – created for the purpose of continuing research efforts and creating incubator facilities relating to advanced manufacturing. The facility is a comprehensive, test facility that presents a unique opportunity for Fanshawe College. The CCPV will perform developmental, performance, and compliance testing for new or improved products in the primary areas of thermal, mechanical, electrical, and environmental testing. Tests to established standards will be performed along with the development of special proprietary test protocols specific to the industry partner. Multimodal testing (simultaneous testing in multiple areas) will be performed to reflect the actual or potential conditions of the product’s application. Accelerated product life testing will enhance speed to market and increase product confidence. The CCPV will act as a credible, third party validation Centre that will engage industry partners, Fanshawe staff, and students who will play an integral role in the Centre’s activities.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Employee incentive and reward programs will be developed to bring about an awareness of energy usage and foster a culture inclined towards reducing waste and becoming more efficient.

ECDM plan contains the goal for engagement.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The Energy Conservation & Demand Management Plan outlines an annual implementation of EMOs, consisting of capital initiatives, retrocommissioning and Energy Management Information System (EMIS) implementation over the Term of the Plan, commencing in 2014 with the target year being 2019 for verification of performance. These EMOs are projected to reduce overall electrical and natural gas usage by 11% and 9% respectively over the Baseline (2013 normalized). Energy usage avoidances will result in 652 tonnes of CO2e (10%) being diverted from the environment per year. The cumulated amount of GHG diverted from the environment over the Term of the Plan would be 2,100 tCO2e


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The Energy Conservation & Demand Management Plan outlines an annual implementation of EMOs, consisting of capital initiatives, retro-commissioning and Energy Management Information System (EMIS) implementation over the Term of the Plan, commencing in 2014 with the target year being 2019 for verification of performance. These EMOs are projected to reduce overall electrical and natural gas usage by 11% and 9% respectively over the Baseline (2013 normalized). Current Building initiatives: building Envelope improvements, new building and major renovation


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The Energy Conservation & Demand Management Plan outlines an annual implementation of EMOs, consisting of capital initiatives, retro-commissioning and Energy Management Information System (EMIS) implementation over the Term of the Plan, commencing in 2014 with the target year being 2019 for verification of performance. These EMOs are projected to reduce overall electrical and natural gas usage by 11% and 9% respectively over the Baseline (2013 normalized). Current energy initiatives: HVAC upgrades, lighting upgrades, process equipment, EMIS implementation.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Water?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Water and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The First Nations Centre, in partnership with Employment and Student Entrepreneurial Services and local Indigenous Employment and Training organizations, will explore the initiation of a new Indigenous career development program including workshops and entrepreneurial supports.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The Residences will increase opportunities for students to participate in stress relief activities in lounges, offering quiet places out of their suites.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas (e.g. arts and culture or technology)?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Accessibility: To improve support for students with accessibility needs, Accessibility Services will deliver workshops and online modules for faculty that highlight best practice models for flexible assessment and evaluation strategies.


Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body (e.g. a mission statement that specifically includes sustainability and is endorsed by the Board of Trustees)? :
No

The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability (e.g. as included in a published statement or plan):
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment No
The Talloires Declaration (TD) No
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

Pan-Canadian Protocol


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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