The Office uses many strategies to reach our sustainability goals
The Office organizes its programs using four pillars of action: Policy & Planning, Monitoring, Behaviour, and Retrofit & New Construction Projects.
Four Pillars of Action
A number of sustainability indicators are monitored on different intervals from hourly to yearly. Indicators include metrics on:
- Curriculum (College of Sustainability)
- Student Engagement
- & Lots More...
Dalhousie participates in AASHE STARS and publically reports every three years on opperational indicators. We collect data annually throught our Sustainability Survey.
Key behavioural initiatives include:
Retrofit & Construction Projects
In the last five years, Dalhousie and partners have invested over 40 million dollars in sustainability related projects. The Office of Sustainability works with Facilities Management to implement these projects. Examples include:
- Life Science Building Retrofit
- Campus Lighting Upgrade
- Urinal Tank Controllers
- Bicycle Rack Upgrades
- Tree Plantings
Plans for the future include major energy and water upgrades to buildings and systems, more native plantings, enhanced waste bin design, green building construction and commuting infrastructure.