Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date June 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Nadia Harduar
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
CityWatch Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

CityWatch is a ‘real time’ application that provides actual energy and material flows for the target city (scale can be adjusted from community to urban conurbation). GHG emissions are derived from several sources including daily traffic counts, electricity and natural gas consumption and estimates for air travel and consumables. Scopes 1, 2 and 3 are provided.
CityWatch (citywatch.ml) is available in beta-version for the City of Oshawa. The tool will be used by Ontario Tech U BTech students throughout their four years of studies. Upon graduation these students, and hopefully others within the City of Oshawa, will know what the city’s annual GHG emissions are, what are the greatest contributors, and how these vary seasonally and daily. This new program will be supervised by Dan Hoornweg, Professor and CNG Chair in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Air & Climate

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Project Lead: Dan Hoornweg PhD, PEng

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