Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.43
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date May 3, 2011
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Simon Fraser University
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Candace Le Roy
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:

The Sustainability Advisory Committee consists of representatives from administration, staff, faculty, students and community groups. This group developed the sustainability plan and regularly reviews progress on annual objectives.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :

The plan developed goals under all categories of the universities sustainability policy for the years 2009-2013. These goals are reviewed annually and new objectives for each year are developed under each goal heading.

Goals for 2013

Leadership in Sustainable Operations
-SFU has implemented a highly fuel efficient
heating system on SFU’s Burnaby Campus

-All new SFU buildings are LEED Gold
certified as mandated by BC Provincial

-All major retrofitted buildings meet SFU green
building guidelines.

-SFU overall utility consumption has been
reduced by 12% from 2007 levels based on the
accumulative energy savings of 2% per year.
(Base calculation of target on 33% reduction by

-SFU Procurement has a measurable vendor
supported Sustainability program

-Food Services leads the College and University
segment in the development and stewardship of
the ocean’s resources through sustainable food

-Food Services’ energy consumption has been
reduced by increasing the use of the commissary
to serve other units of the facility and by
selecting the most energy efficient equipment
when replacing existing equipment.

-The number of fair trade options available
through Food Services has increased.

-The use of disposable food service items on
campus has been reduced by 15%.

-Parking Services will work with our community
to provide parking options that are
environmentally, financially and socially
sustainable. We intend to become a leader in
sustainable transportation and this leadership will
be demonstrated through partnerships, initiatives
and the marketing/communication of
sustainable options.

Leadership in Teaching and Researching Sustainability

-Sustainability has been integrated into the
academic curriculum through creation of new
programs and courses.

-Every academic program has at least one
Sustainability-focused core course.

-Undergraduate WQB requirements reflect
Environment and Sustainability.

-SFU campus serves as a “living laboratory” for
Sustainability education.

-New and appropriate evaluation has been
developed for Sustainability factors to be
accounted for in teaching evaluations and
research development initiatives.

Leadership in Evaluating Success

-The importance and visibility of Sustainability
exists and is demonstrated throughout SFU’s
campuses and surrounding communities.

Leadership in Community Sustainability

-An Office for Sustainability reporting to the
President exists to identify Sustainability goals,
promote appropriate actions, coordinate
activities, assist with network building and report
on progress in achieving operational, teaching,
research and community Sustainability goals.
Community, student and faculty

-Sustainability activities and resources are
coordinated and integrated.

-The SFU Student Community continues
its tradition of being engaged in
Sustainability planning.

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:

The Sustainability Advisory Committee meets quarterly to review annual objectives. Achievement of objectives and 2013 goals is voluntary. Committee members develop their own objectives and methods of measurement.

The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:

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