Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mark Kirkpatrick
Submission Date July 23, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Loyalist College
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Becky MacWhirter
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Is the institution utilizing the campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in the following areas?:
Yes or No
Air & Climate No
Buildings Yes
Dining Services/Food No
Energy Yes
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste Yes
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No
Public Engagement No
Other No

A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Air & Climate and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Buildings and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Faculty in the Architecture program use campus facilities as a teaching tool for sustainable building design and operation. Facilities staff have provided student tours of campus facilities for courses in the Skills programs for that purpose.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Dining Services/Food and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Energy and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

A group of Environmental Technologist students conducted a semester-long project to analyze the application of clean and renewable energy on campus.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Grounds and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Purchasing and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Transportation and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Waste and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Loyalist's Environmental Technician/Technologist program includes a course in Waste Management. For several years, the Waste Management students have audited the College's waste and recycling bins to assess waste composition and developed recommendations for improved sorting performance. As a result of this work, the students launched a pilot composting project on campus, gained first-hand experience in developing and implementing an environmental program and have provided data that supports a signage redesign pilot project.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Water and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Coordination, Planning & Governance and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Students of Loyalist's Principles of Sustainability & Social Responsibility course were tasked with investigating the College's sustainability performance using the STARS framework. The assignment involved researching and completing individual credits as well as investigating the practices at other institutions and developing recommendations for improving performance. The information they have gathered has been used in the completion of this STARS report (e.g. Student Commute Modal Split).


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Diversity & Affordability and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Health, Wellbeing & Work and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Investment and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Public Engagement and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory in Other areas and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s campus as a living laboratory program or projects is available:
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