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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 Bryanna Butz
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Regina
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Carol Reyda
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Is the institution utilizing the campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in the following areas?:
Yes or No
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services/Food No
Energy Yes
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste Yes
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No
Public Engagement No
Other Yes

A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Air & Climate and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

None.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Buildings and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

None.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Dining Services/Food and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

None.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Energy and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Faculty of Engineering - Electrical Systems - Professor Doug Wagner has engaged many of his classes, including a study of the potential energy saving opportunies on the 4th floor of the Education Building; a 4-th year project - cost benefit analysis of of motion sensors in public hallways in ED 4th floor.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Grounds and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

None.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Purchasing and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

None.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Transportation and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

None.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Waste and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Dr. Dena McMartin in the Faculty of Engineering has two courses, ENEV 320 (Introduction to Environmental Engineering) and ENEV 422 (Solid and Hazardous Waste Management). She has conducted specific group projects in this area including projects on curb-side composting in Regina and a waste audit of the University of Regina.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Water and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

4th year engineering project studying feasibility of using lake water for irrigation on campus - April 2013.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Coordination, Planning & Governance and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

None.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Diversity & Affordability and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

None.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Health, Wellbeing & Work and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

None.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Investment and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

None.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Public Engagement and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

None.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory in Other areas and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Engineering 4th year project with Faculty of Fine Arts. Students designed and built a portable production stage for use by future drama students. http://www.uregina.ca/external/communications/feature-stories/current/fs-04072014-1.html


The website URL where information about the institution’s campus as a living laboratory program or projects is available:
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The University of Regina is working with external communities and RCE Saskatchewan (www.saskrce.ca) to develop living laboratories through eco-museums. 5 communities are being advanced including Katepwa/Calling Lakes, Val Marie, North Central Regina, Nipawin, and Wolseley. Communities are focusing on different issues including water, forestry, heritage, and health.

The University of Regina has hosted two events on living laboratories, including a day-long event on May 8, 2014, (see http://www.uregina.ca/fm/events/2014/05/Living-Labs-and-Ecomuseums.html) and a morning presentation on September 26, 2014. Both events included presentations by Dr. John Robinson of the University of British Columbia.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.