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 at different intervals from hourly to yearly. Indicators include metrics on:
- Student Engagement
- & Many More...
Dalhousie participates in AASHE STARS and publically reports every three years on operational indicators. We collect data annually via our Sustainability Survey.
Key behavioural initiatives include:
Retrofit & Construction Projects
The Office of Sustainability works with Facilities Management and other partners to implement 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.