Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Sheridan College (Ontario)
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired 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:
Smart Thermostats

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

All renovated spaces at Sheridan are now fitted with upgraded thermostats that give users control over the zone temperature which provides feedback to the BAS regarding, temperature, humidity and CO2 enabling demand-control ventilation strategies. This has resulted in a new level of personal temperature control at Sheridan, an unprecedented occurrence. The new thermostats allow for the temperature to be adjusted within a narrow band of setpoint temperatures that vary with the building’s heating, free or mechanical cooling status. The setpoint range changes have also initiated discussions within the Facilities Services staff on why and how the temperatures are adjusted. The new thermostats are also easily accessible to people with disabilities and can be operated with a closed fist.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):
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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 five):
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 Yes
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability Yes
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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