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 government. -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 2020) -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 choices. -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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