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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)
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

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Complete Expired Herbert Sinnock
Manager, Sustainable Energy Systems
Office for Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

Sheridan College created an Office for Sustainability (OfS) in 2010. The OfS has 3 full-time staff and frequently works with co-op students, Work Study students, and volunteers.

The OfS works as a catalyst for change by partnering with faculty, students and staff to foster a culture of sustainability and to use the campus as a ‘living laboratory’ for innovation. It oversees the implementation of Sheridan’s Mission Zero goals and convenes the community to share best practices and develop new programs and policies that strive to serve as replicable models to inspire our students and future leaders.

Its role is to act as a ‘multi-disciplinary’ hub in order to find applied solutions and influence adoption of sustainable practices in the post-secondary, government, non-profit and business sectors. The OfS team in partnership with all campus operations works to expand the integration of sustainability into operational practices throughout Sheridan. OfS works to leverage the collective knowledge of our partners across Sheridan.

In addition, Sheridan’s Mission Zero framework and institution wide sustainability initiatives have resulted in rapid implementation of strategic plans and using the campuses as ‘living laboratories’ in order to accelerate campus wide sustainability culture. Outlines of goals and current initiative accomplishments can be found via this link: http://www.sheridancollege.ca/about/sustainability.aspx

A unique feature of our Mission Zero initiatives is our, ‘living laboratory’ which involved over 100 faculty and students in project planning, sustainability assessment, building auditing and modeling. Strategically, the Sheridan “Living Laboratory’ continues to address the need for greater integrated planning across departmental and faculty boundaries greatly encourages partnerships between operational staff, faculty and students. The implementation of Mission Zero sub-projects provide a large scale ‘real life’ platform covering all aspects of the economic, business, technical, social, and environmental issues involved in energy, waste and carbon reduction initiatives.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The Integrated Energy and Climate Master Plan (IECMP) aims to decrease the institutions overall energy and carbon emissions by 50% by 2020 through focused investment over the next 5-7 years. The IECMP committee holds regular bi-weekly meetings in which members gather and discuss progress and issues pertaining to the overall aim of the IECMP initiative.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

The IECMP committee includes:
Herb Sinnock: Manager, Sustainable Energy Systems (OfS staff)
Anna Pautler: Sustainability Data Assessment & Reporting Officer (OfS staff)
Wai Chu Cheng: Sustainability Coordinator (OfS staff)
Abby Gail Hermoso: Sustainability Co-op Student (OfS co-op student)
Simpson Siu: Director Financial Services (staff)
Jim Fletcher: Director, Strategic Projects/Facilities Services (staff)
Gord Ide: Manager, Building Maintenance & Services (staff)
Andre Plante: Associate Vice President, Corporate Planning (staff)
Chris Nanos, Manager, Facilities (staff)
Brian Scannell: Project Manager - Major Capital Projects (staff)
Michael Burjaw: Director of Security, Emergency Preparedness, Purchasing (staff)
Jim Green: Manager, Purchasing (staff)
Dave Wackerlin: Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (faculty)
Chris Ferguson: Professor, School of Architectural Technology (faculty)
Michael Muller: Professor, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (faculty)
Lewis Mununga: Professor, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (faculty)
Jonalyn Sagisi: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (faculty)
Chris Beaver: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (faculty)
Dave Clark: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (faculty)
David Nowell: Professor, Faculty of Business (faculty)
Angela Iarocci: Professor, Faculty of Arts, Animation and Design (faculty)
Claire Ironside: Professor, Faculty of Arts, Animation and Design (faculty)
Elizabeth Littlejohn: Professor, Faculty of Arts, Animation and Design (faculty)
Doug Whitton: Professor, Faculty of Arts, Animation and Design (faculty)


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Sheridan’s commitment to campus sustainability was formalized in 2010 with the launch of its Office for Sustainability (OfS). The OfS works as a catalyst for change by partnering with faculty, students and staff to foster a culture of sustainability and to use the campus as a ‘living laboratory’ for innovation.

The OfS oversees the implementation of Sheridan’s Mission Zero goals and convenes the community to share best practices and develop new programs and policies that strive to serve as replicable models to inspire our students and future leaders. Its role is to act as a ‘multi-disciplinary’ hub in order to find applied solutions and influence adoption of sustainable practices in the post-secondary, government, non-profit and business sectors. The OfS team in partnership with all Campus operations works to expand the integration of sustainability into operational practices throughout Sheridan. The OfS works to leverage the collective knowledge of our partners across Sheridan.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Herbert Sinnock: Manager, Sustainable Energy Systems; Wai Chu Cheng: Sustainability Coordinator; Anna Pautler: Sustainability Data Assessment & Reporting Officer

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Herbert Sinnock, CET, CEM, CMVP, LEED Green Associate
Manager, Sustainable Energy Systems
Projects: IECMP, sustainability policies, sustainability plan

Anna Pautler, PhD, LEED Green Associate
Officer, Sustainability Data Assessment and Reporting
Projects: Sustainability tracking and reporting, mandatory reporting, STARS, GHG inventory, utility data management

Wai Chu Cheng, MES, MEd
Coordinator, Sustainability
Projects: Zero Waste Sheridan, sustainability engagement, Green Team, Repair Café


The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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