Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.91
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2019

STARS v2.2

Humber College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Canada Green Building Council
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
American Public Gardens Association (has a sustainability focus)
Sentinel Plant Network


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Ontario College and University Sustainability Practitioners (OCUSP)
Ontario EcoCentres Network
Canada Green Building Council – Greater Toronto Chapter
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
Association of Energy Engineers
Ontario Colleges Facilities Management Association (OCFMA)


Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Passive House Renovation of Building Nx]- Ontario Colleges Facilities Management Association Annual Conference: June 2018
[Humber Building Nx Retrofit]- Accelerating to Zero workshop by CAGBC: March 2019
[Retrofit to the Max: Elite Performance is Not Just for New Builds]- CAGBC Annual conference, Vancouver: May 2018
[Humber’s District Energy Journey]- Campus District Energy Workshop: June 2019
[Humber College Campus Sustainability Plan – the Development Process]- Ontario College and University Sustainability Professionals (OCUSP): June 2019
[Curricular and Co-Curricular learning of Sustainability + Development of Institutional Sustainability Learning Outcome]- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education - Academic Hub Fleming College: June 2019


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

Humber submitted to Canada's Greenest Employer 2019 Awards and was chosen as one of Canada's Greenest Employers 2019.
https://humber.ca/today/media-releases/humber-named-one-canada-s-greenest-employers-fourth-time
https://humber.ca/staff/events/humber-named-one-canadas-greenest-employers
https://content.eluta.ca/top-employer-humber-college

Humber submitted to Smart Commute awards and was chosen as the City of Toronto Employer of the Year Award.

The Nx Building retrofit was submitted as a case study for the CaGBC Ontario Green Building Excellence and Leadership Awards. The decision is still pending.

Humber College participated in social media outreach during Fair Trade Campus Week 2018 and was awarded the Fair Trade Campus All-Star by Fairtrade Canada and the CFTN.

Humber’s Industrial Design students created a structure for a chair for the 19th Humber Industrial Design chair show. One group who created a sustainable design won awards for:
- 1st place overall
- Peoples Choice Award
- Most innovative use of material
They maximized the use of material by creating the entire structure from Birch Plywood. Using simple 2D cuts with a CNC machine, we were able to maximize the yield of material to create the final 3D form. The chair can also be easily disassembled, with no toxic adhesives used in the construction process to ensure that all materials can be recycled properly and reused after the chair is no longer in use.


Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Ontario College co-Chair, Ontario College and University Sustainability Practitioners (OCUSP), (May 2013-Nov 2014)
Executive Committee of Emerging Green Builders, CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter (Feb 2011-Feb 2015)
Steering Committee Member for Energy Targets for the Toronto Green Standard (Aug 2013-Jan 2014)


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

As the only Platinum certified centre, the Humber Arboretum mentors other organizations for the Ontario EcoCentres Network. http://www.ontarioecocentres.org/certification


Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

We have a close relationship with most of the Ontario Colleges. We often collaborate on energy efficiency with Sheridan College and on various things with Mohawk College. In the previous year, the majority of the collaboration has been related to energy efficiency planning and resources.

Ontario College Facilities Management Association (OCFMA) has a cross province metering platform called CEMIS which is used for monitoring energy use for energy efficiency projects in real-time. Humber has been a partner in this since the start of the platform.

Humber and Seneca College has an ongoing mentoring relationship with each other through which it assists the institutions with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program.
http://humber.ca/today/media-releases/new-humber-seneca-polytechnic-partnership-announced


Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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