Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Melissa Mirowski
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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Does the institution have current and formal plans to advance sustainability in the following areas? Do the plans include measurable objectives?:
Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No) Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)
Curriculum Yes Yes
Research (or other scholarship) Yes No
Campus Engagement Yes Yes
Public Engagement Yes Yes
Air and Climate Yes Yes
Buildings Yes Yes
Dining Services/Food Yes Yes
Energy Yes Yes
Grounds Yes Yes
Purchasing Yes Yes
Transportation Yes Yes
Waste Yes Yes
Water Yes Yes
Diversity and Affordability --- ---
Health, Wellbeing and Work --- ---
Investment --- ---
Other --- ---

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Curriculum:

Strategic Sustainability Plan. Vision Component 3, Outcome 3 - Identify and persue opportunities to incorporate the principles of sustainability and environmental literacy into course curriculum.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Curriculum plan(s):

Perform a course audit to classify existing courses as “sustainability focused” and “sustainability related”. Make list available for students to access online. Work with faculties to seek opportunities to incorporate sustainability components into new course design. Increase number of courses each year.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Curriculum plan(s):

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, UOIT Sustainability Committee, associated Faculties

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):

2. Research (or other scholarship)
Brief Description: Strategic Sustainability Plan, Vision Component 3.
Measurable objectives: Investigate the development of a seeding fund for student- designed, sustainability focused projects that meet specific cost-savings criteria and have a positive environmental impact on campus life. Reinvest savings into subsequent projects.
Accountable parties: Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, UOIT Sustainability Committee, associated Faculties

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Research plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Research plan(s):

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, Sustainability Committees, and Senior Leadership Team


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability:

Strategic Sustainability Plan, Vision Component 3, Outcome 2 , Strategy 2

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Campus Engagement plan:

Increase awareness of sustainability initiatives on campus

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Campus Engagement plan(s):

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, Sustainability Committee, Blue Team, Student Life

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Public Engagement around sustainability:

Strategic Sustainability Plan, Vision Component 3, Outcome 5: "Develop partnerships with the local community and government organizations to progress environmental objectives"

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Public Engagement plan(s):

Continue active participation in Durham Region and City of Oshawa environmental committees and collaborate on initiatives which are aligned with institutional goals and explore additional partnerships with local non-governemental organizations to develop initiatives and provide enriching experiences for students, staff and community members.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Public Engagement plan(s):

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, Sustainability Committee, associated departments.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Air and Climate:

Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan and Strategic Sustainability Plan, Vision Comonent 1, Outcome 1: Develop programs and policies that minimize resource and material demands of University activity.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Air and Climate plan(s):

Evaluate institutional Sustainability Policy as programs are implemented and overarching goals evolve. Develop effective and accurate material and resource consumption monitoring and reporting programs. Using monitoring reports to review and establish material and resource consumption targets.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Air and Climate plan(s):

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, Sustainability Committees, associated departments


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Buildings:

Campus Master Plan, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan and Strategic Sustainability Plan, Vision Component 2, Outcomes 1 through 3. "Promote a healthy and productive learning and research environment by providing students, faculty and staff with safe, functional, and sustainable facilities", "Integrate sustainable features into new and existing building design and application", and "Build and renovate facilities in accordance with energy efficiency and sustainability principles"

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Buildings plan(s):

Ensure existing buildings and those proposed for future campus expansion incorporate principles of sustainability and safety while meeting user needs. Encourage user feedback to improve quality of work and study environments. Continually review space allocation and usage to maximize space utilisation. Identify areas on campus that are suitable for different types of green infrastructure applications and implement feasible projects. Ensure Campus Master Planning takes into consideration ecological issues in future building and land use design. Investigate green building frameworks and where feasible, implement practical and measurable design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions. Monitor building system performance and implement upgrades and retrofits when necessary.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Buildings plan(s):

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, Sustainability Committees, associated departments, Campus Master Planning Committees


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Dining Services/Food:

Sustainability Plan - Vision Component 1, Outcome 5, Strategy 5. Develop programs to encourage local food procurement and community involvement.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

increase in percentage of local and suatainable food purchases, expanding local Campus Market each year.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, UOIT Sustainability Committee, DC-UOIT Joint Sustainability Committee

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Energy:

Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan and Strategic Sustainability Plan, Vision Component 1, Outcome 4: Identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption, implement energy conservation measures where possible and establish programs that promote the efficient use of energy.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Energy plan(s):

Identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption, implement energy conservation measures where possible and establish programs that promote the efficient use of energy.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Energy plan(s):

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, Sustainability Committees, Facilities.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Grounds:

Strategic Sustainability Plan, Vision Component 2, Outcome 4: Use ecological landscaping methods and ensure green space in future building planning.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Grounds plan(s):

Incorporate natural landscaping-based standards and specifications into maintenance contract Requests for Proposal. Explore ecologically beneficial and visually aesthetic features to be incorporated into campus design while maintaining the integrity of the Oshawa Creek watershed and surrounding ecology.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Grounds plan(s):

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, Sustainability Committees, Facilities.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Purchasing:

Strategic Sustainability Plan, Vision Component 1, Outcome 5: "Ensure that University procurement policies and procedures incorporate an assessment of environmental impact of purchases throughout their life-cycle and factor this consideration into the procurement assessment. Encourage the use of producers and suppliers who follow environmentally responsible practices."

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Purchasing plan(s):

Assess current procurement guidelines and incorporate wherever possible evaluation of the environmental impact of products over their life-cycle. Procure recycled and/or recyclable materials where possible. Establish a program for furniture reuse and responsible decommissioning. Work with Department and Faculty teams to develop recommendations on IT hardware selection and e-waste management. Develop programs to encourage local food procurement and community involvement.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Purchasing plan(s):

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, Sustainability Committees, procurement department.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Transportation:

Campus Master Plan, Principle 13: Sustainability: The campus will continue to develop in anticipation of alternative and increasingly sustainable modes of transportation.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Transportation plan(s):

Staff and student commuting surveys in partnership with Smart Commute Durham.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Transportation plan(s):

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, Campus Master Planning Committees

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Waste:

Strategic Sustainability Plan, Vision Component 1, Outcome 2: Adopt effective waste management strategies that reduce the volume of waste generated and sent to landfill.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Waste plan(s):

Evaluate feasibility for more effective waste diversion programs, including on-site food waste management options. Continue to enhance waste and recycling awareness programs to promote initiatives and educate campus users.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Waste plan(s):

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, Sustainability Committees, Facilities


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Water:

Strategic Sustainability Plan, Vision Component 1, Outcome 3: Identify opportunities to reduce water consumption, implement water conservation measures where possible and establish programs that promote the efficient use of water.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Water plan(s):

Improve water use tracking and data management to create an updated baseline for the 2016 year. Reduce sale of water bottles on campus by working with campus community and contractors, installing additional hydration stations, and providing student body with reusable water bottles. Devise new approach for the effective management of water collected by existing grey water and stormwater systems.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Water plan(s):

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, Sustainability Committees


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Diversity and Affordability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:

Responsible Investment Policy

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Investment plan(s):

Selection, management and assessment of an investment manager; active engagement with fund managers to regularly consider ESG factors and ensure that companies are transparent about ESG; engagement and getting involved in ESG issues where appropriate; regular and annual reporting by the investment manager; and include assessment of investment manager effectiveness in this area in the review of the investment manager performance.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Investment plan(s):

Board of Governors Investment Committee

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in other areas:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the other plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the other plan(s):
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Does the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:
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