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Operational sustainability plans and initiatives


Several sustainability indicators are monitored at different intervals from hourly to yearly. Dalhousie participates in AASHE STARS and publicly reports every three years on operational indicators. We collect data via our Annual Sustainability Survey. Indicators include metrics on:

  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Commuting
  • Food
  • Waste
  • Emissions
  • Curriculum
  • Student Engagement


Campaigns and events are run throughout the year by the Office of Sustainability and other groups on campus including the DSU Sustainability Office, the College of Sustainability, and others.

Retrofit & New construction projects

The Office of Sustainability works with Facilities Management and other partners to implement projects. Future plans include major energy and water upgrades to buildings and systems, native plantings, enhanced waste bin design, green building construction, and improvements to commuting infrastructure.