Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Sheridan College (Ontario)
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Herbert Sinnock
Manager, Sustainable Energy Systems
Office for Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Hard Energy Target

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

Sheridan has set a hard energy target that exceeds LEED Gold standards (e.g. 45% below Canadian code 1997 or ASHRAE 90.1 2007). We passed a revised Sustainability Policy and new Policy Procedures on September 9, 2014, which states:

Energy performance of new or substantially-renovated buildings will exceed LEED Gold, aligning instead with German A-Rated levels, which are considered systematic best practice for academic building performance.

Any RFP should specify energy end-use to meet a 12-month average, specific end-use energy performance index (in typical operation for a typical year) between 70 ekWh/m2 - 100 ekWh/m2.

This hard energy target includes both electricity and heating fuel (natural gas), making it an aggressive goal.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The hard energy target will reduce energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, as well as operating costs for Sheridan College.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement No
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings Yes
Dining Services No
Energy Yes
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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