Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.30
Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date July 31, 2012
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Sheridan College (Ontario)
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Andre Plante
Director Sustainability
Finance and Administration
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :
Sheridan's College Integrated Energy Master Plan:

Sheridan College is developing a Decision Grade Integrated Energy Master Plan (IEMP) for its four campuses. The IEMP evaluates the options for an efficient integrated approach to energy use, distribution, and supply at its Davis, Trafalgar (2), and Hazel McCallion Campuses.
• To support Sheridan’s Vision of becoming ‘top ranked undergraduate institution’ in Canada.

• To substantially reduce Sheridan College’s Economic & Environmental Impact: The IEMP will evaluate the options to substantially increase the energy efficiency of current and future buildings, combined with exploring the potential for substantially more efficient energy supply, including evaluating possibilities for on-campus clean and renewable power and thermal generation. The IEMP will take a 20-year view of the overall opportunity and implementation. Yearly investment needs will be broken down into recommended funding approaches.

• To recommend operational management, procurement practices and campus engagement programs that will ensure the continuous improvement of overall use and fuel efficiency.

• To outline the technical feasibility and economic attractiveness of integrating energy efficient building upgrades with efficient energy supply and distribution. This could include existing electrical and gas supply, renewable energy sources, locally-sited cogeneration, district heating and cooling, and intelligent information and control architecture.

• To support Sheridan College becoming a center for academic programs related to the economic, technical, social, and environmental aspects of high-performance energy and climate solutions. Successful completion and implementation of the IEMP, combined with Sheridan’s existing sustainability initiatives, would make Sheridan College a role model for energy and climate efficiency management in Ontario, and Canada. The IEMP will build on pre-existing curricula and will recommend frameworks for new or adjusted curricula and innovative approaches to staff-student-faculty teaming to achieve continuous improvements in energy and greenhouse gas performance.

• To develop an IEMP which is at a level of detail sufficient to make detailed directional investment and organizational decisions.

• To support Sheridan College’s Sustainability Policy:

o Principle #1: the first principle is supported by reducing the Institute’s use of fossil fuels and unnecessary building materials.
o Principle #2: sustainable construction, reduced energy related emissions and less potable water use support the second.
o Principle #3: taking a long-term systematic view to reducing energy use and choices of fuels, along with campus design is consistent with the third.
o Principle #4: significant reductions in economic costs and risks associated with energy, allows the Sheridan to focus its resources on teaching and research, clearly enhancing the students’ capacity to meet their lifetime needs.

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