Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.57
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Thompson Rivers University
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Andrew Pillar
Research Analyst
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:
In 2009, a group of representatives from all of TRU’s associations and unions was involved in the creation of the Campus Sustainability Action Plan (CSAP). A member from each of these groups currently sits on the CSAP committee: * Barbara Bearman, Williams Lake TRU Faculty Association Representative * Bernadette Harris, British Columbia Open Learning Union Representative * Dennis Keusch, TRU Faculty Association Representative * Marlies McArthur, Administrative Association Representative * Rachel Champagne, CUPE Representative * Natalie Reisle, TRU Student Union Representative * Mary Ellen Grant, Alumni Association Representative

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :
The CSAP includes measurable goals such as reducing energy consumption, water consumption, waste materials, and single occupancy vehicle transportation. Specific goals include the reduction of energy from heating and lighting by 10% and paper usage by 50%. One of the plan’s goals is to develop a mechanism for continually measuring and reporting environmental impacts.

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:
A number of energy and gas meters, have been installed which allow TRU’s Energy Manager to monitor energy use in specific buildings. BC Hydro has also conducts a comprehensive audit of energy usage by campus, which are a required in order for the university to benefit from their Business Incentives. Paper usage can be tracked via the amount purchased by the university. TRU will also conduct periodic waste audits and measure annual paper consumption.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.