Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.86
Liaison Joseph Wasylycia-Leis
Submission Date March 3, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Winnipeg
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alana Lajoie-O'Malley
Campus Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Kyoto Standard Greenhouse Gas emission Target

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

UWinnipeg was the first major post-secondary institution in Manitoba to implement a systematic greenhouse gas reduction strategy. UWinnipeg's Board of Regents committed in 2005 to model its target off of Canada's original Kyoto commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 6% compared to 1990 levels by 2012.

UWinnipeg not only met, but also exceeded its target but reducing GHGs by 6% from 1990 levels, setting it on track to meet its subsequent target of a 10% reduction from 1990 levels by 2016. This happened during a period of campus growth, where total building space increased by 36%.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum ---
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement ---
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings Yes
Dining Services ---
Energy Yes
Grounds ---
Purchasing ---
Transportation ---
Waste ---
Water ---
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
Investment ---

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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