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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
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Sheridan College (Ontario)
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Herbert Sinnock
Manager, Sustainable Energy Systems
Office for Sustainability
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations?:
Yes or No
LEED or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) Yes
The DGNB system, Green Star, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM, CASBEE, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
The Living Building Challenge No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:

Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Mississauga campus (HMC; 159,038 ft2) was constructed in 2011 to LEED Gold standards. The LEED submission is complete and we are just awaiting the plaque.

The H-Wing (85,649 ft2) at Davis campus is LEED Silver certified; however, it was built more than 5 years ago in 2007. J-Wing (69,988 ft2) at Davis campus is LEED-certified and was built within the last 5 years.

Sheridan College is building all new buildings to at least LEED Gold with an energy performance similar to German A-rated buildings (<100 ekWh/m2/year).


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
461,888 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 69,988 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 159,038 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
232,862 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Sept. 9, 2014

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

Sheridan College passed a revised Sustainability Policy and new Policy Procedures on September 9, 2014. The Procedures states:

Energy performance of new or substantially-renovated buildings will exceed LEED Gold, aligning instead with German A-Rated levels. Any RFP should specify energy end-use to meet a 12-month average, specific end-use energy performance index (in typical operation for a typical year) between 70 ekWh/m2 - 100 ekWh/m2.

Internal link: https://policy.sheridanc.on.ca/dotNet/documents/default.aspx?docid=787&mode=view


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:

Sheridan College policies and procedures are mandatory. The Sustainability Procedures states that:
"This procedure applies to any person making decisions on behalf of Sheridan that have material impact on sustainable practice. Decision makers include Board members, employees and others including volunteers, consultants and contractors engaged by Sheridan to provide services."

https://www.sheridancollege.ca/~/media/Files/Sheridan%20College/About/Sustainability/sheridan_iecmpfinalreport_public_v2.pdf


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:

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