Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.45
Liaison Tori Grant
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Calgary
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Aine Keogh
Specialist, Operational Sustainability & Reporting
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

AASHE


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Canadian Alliance of College & University Sustainability Professionals (CUSP)


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

The Chief Sustainability Officer and the Sustainability Consultant presented at the Canadian Green Building Council National Conference and at the Alberta Chapter CaGBC event. The presentation was a case study of the WELL Building Standard as applied to a LEED Platinum Project and was titled Health and Wellness in Green Buildings.

The Caretaking Manager also presented at the Western Canada University Physical Plant Administrators Conference about the sustainability projects currently underway at the University of Calgary through facilities.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

For the past 25 years, the Emerald Awards have recognized and celebrated the outstanding environmental achievements of large and small businesses, individuals, not-for-profit associations, community groups, youth and governments.

Uniquely Albertan, the Emerald Awards are the only award of their kind in our country, showcasing environmental excellence across all sectors. In 2016, the University of Calgary submitted its High Performance Green Building Program as a case study and was recognized as a finalist.


Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

The Chief Sustainability Officer chaired the 2013 Canadian Green Building Council National Awards program. The CSO is also a Director of the CaGBC. Various members of the Office of Sustainability sit on sustainability committees such as the Public Engagement Technical Advisory Group for AASHE, Buildings Technical Advisory Group for AASHE and also hold leadership positions at the Canadian Green Building Council - Alberta Chapter.


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

The Waste Coordinator at the University of Calgary has attended meetings at partner institutions such as Olds College and Mount Royal University to provide advice and direction on setting up a waste reduction program. These meetings have resulted in knowledge sharing among the institutions around alternate vendors, products and approaches towards reducing, reusing and recycling waste.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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