Sustainable Building Features

Buildings
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Change rooms and Showers

People using alternate transportation such as bicycles, walking, and running can use these changerooms to freshen up when they arrive on campus.

Daylight Harvesting

Daylight harvesting is accomplished using daylight sensors that measure light levels. Lighting fixtures are dimmed within a space to maintain a set minimum level to reduce energy consumption.

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of. 

Located on first floor near A1012 & A1014 and on second floor near A2002, AA2003 & A2019.

 

 

 

 

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

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Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

Secure Bike Storage

Secure bike storage available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work. The Secure Bicycle Facility is monitored by College security cameras and is accessed by key. "Parking" spaces are available to rent: $5 per semester or $15 for the year with a security deposit of $20 for access key. For more information please visit the Parking Office in D1018 or email parking@fanshawec.ca.

Solar Walls

Large wall structures that pre-heat incoming air using the sun's rays, which reduces natural gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from heating and ventilating buildings.

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located on first floor B1062 and on second floor near B2033-S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

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Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations encourage use of electric vehicles, which do not emit any pollution due to fossil fuels. On campus, they are free to use and open to public. You can book a spot on the mobile App: ChargePoint (available on App Store or Google Play). Users just have to pay for the parking spot.

Energy Efficient Windows

There are a few different window features at Fanshawe, which include windows with argon that reduce the amount of heat being lost through the windows and have low-energy coatings to keep the building warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer; tinted windows that eliminate the need for blinds, reduce glare, and reduce the amount of heat generated in the building; and fritted glass which increases the amount of shade. All of these features reduce the need for heating and cooling which reduces overall carbon emissions.

Solar Walls

Large wall structures that pre-heat incoming air using the sun's rays, which reduces natural gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from heating and ventilating buildings.

Water Bottle Fill Stations

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located on first floor in the accessible washroom.

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

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Building/Construction Material Reuse

Existing building and/or construction materials were reused as much as possible during construction, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

Changerooms and Showers

People using alternate transportation such as bicycles, walking, and running can use these changerooms to freshen up when they arrive on campus.

Daylight Harvesting

Daylight harvesting is accomplished using daylight sensors that measure light levels. Lighting fixtures are dimmed within a space to maintain a set minimum level to reduce energy consumption.

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

Instantaneous Water Heaters

Rather than using a large volume tank, which always needs constant energy input to maintain water temperature, instant water heaters only heat water that is needed in that moment, reducing energy consumption.

Locally Made/Sourced Materials

Purchasing materials made locally (within 800 km) minimizes emissions from transportation of materials and funnels money directly into the local economy.

Sensored Faucets 

Faucets in washrooms have motion sensors, which reduce the amount of water used to wash hands and cannot be left running. These also offer hygiene control because they are no-contact.

Thermal Mass

The use of materials to reduce the amount of temperature changes inside the building no matter what the temperature is outside. This reduces the need for air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter.

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located across from C1047 near the washrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

Window to wall ratio

Limit on window to wall ratio to maximize high performance cladding.

 

CCPV - Canadian Centre for product Validation
Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Certified Wood Products

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved wood products were used in a minimum of 50% of the building to reduce habitat and forest loss.

Changerooms and Showers

People using alternate transportation such as bicycles, walking, and running can use these changerooms to freshen up when they arrive on campus.

Dynamic Glass

Dynamic glass has glazing that changes shades depending on the angle the sun hits it. This helps reduce solar heat gain and glare.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations encourage use of electric vehicles, which do not emit any pollution due to fossil fuels. On campus, they are free to use and open to public. You can book a spot on the mobile App: ChargePoint (available on App Store or Google Play). Users just have to pay for the parking spot.

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

Green Power

A minimum of 35% of the buildings power is generated by off-site renewable sources.

Locally Made/Sourced Materials

Purchasing materials made locally (within 800 km) minimizes emissions from transportation of materials and funnels money directly into the local economy.

Recycled Materials

Materials made of recycled content were used for a minimum of 20% of the building.

Storm Water Reclamation System​​​​​​

Rainwater hitting the green roof is collected in an underground storage tank, which is recycled to flush toilets and water gardens.

Water Efficient Landscaping

All plants on site are native/adaptive drought tolerant plants. High efficiency irrigation technologies are used to reduce the amount of water used for gardens. Rainwater harvesting system is used to reduce water used from the city system.

 

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Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Daylight Harvesting

 

 

Daylight harvesting is accomplished using daylight sensors that measure light levels. Lighting fixtures are dimmed within a space to maintain a set minimum level to reduce energy consumption.

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International Coffee Day
Energy Efficient Windows

There are a few different window features at Fanshawe, which include windows with argon that reduce the amount of heat being lost through the windows and have low-energy coatings to keep the building warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer; tinted windows that eliminate the need for blinds, reduce glare, and reduce the amount of heat generated in the building; and fritted glass which increases the amount of shade. All of these features reduce the need for heating and cooling which reduces overall carbon emissions.

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

Green Roof

Green roofs reduce stormwater runoff into the sewer system, help combat the urban heat effect by reducing heat going back into the atmosphere and reduce heating and cooling costs of buildings.

The D-building green roof sits above D1063, occupying 840 square feet of space. Six different types of sedum, a drought-resistant perennial ground cover, can be found here, which also provide habitat for insects and some birds.

Solar Roof

Creates renewable energy to avoid fossil fuel usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Solar Walls

Large wall structures that pre-heat incoming air using the sun's rays, which reduces natural gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from heating and ventilating buildings.

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located on first floor near D1012, D1018, D1028 and D1059, on the third floor near D3011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

D Courtyard
Solar Charging Canopies and Picnic Tables

Provide shade and power to charge cellphones and laptops. The tables also have LED lights on timers and push-button activated high-intensity LED lights for use after the sun goes down.

Solar Hot Water Preheating System

Water is heated by the sun before flowing into the water heater tank, reducing the amount of energy  needed to get the water up to temperature. Less natural gas is used, which reduces the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted into the atmosphere.

Solar Pergola

Bifacial (sun can be collected from the top and bottom) solar PV panels generate energy that is directed to hot water heaters, offsetting the amount of natural gas needed to heat water. The pergolas also provide a shaded seating area and has laptop and cellphone charging outlets.

 

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Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located on first floor near E1022 and the second floor near E2012.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located on second floor near F2010 and third floor near F3015.

 

 

 

 

 

Meter - Flowie

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

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Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

White Roofing

Roofing material reflects light away from the building, which reduces the amount of energy needed for air conditioning and helps battle the urban heat effect.

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Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

Solar PV Roof

Solar PV generates renewable energy to avoid fossil fuel usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located on first floor near H1022, second floor near the elevator, and third floor near H3014.

 

 

 

 

 

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

White Roofing

Roofing material reflects light away from the building, which reduces the amount of energy needed for air conditioning and helps battle the urban heat effect.

 

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Changerooms and Showers

People using alternate transportation such as bicycles, walking, and running can use these changerooms to freshen up when they arrive on campus.

Energy Efficient Windows

There are a few different window features at Fanshawe, which include windows with argon that reduce the amount of heat being lost through the windows and have low-energy coatings to keep the building warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer; tinted windows that eliminate the need for blinds, reduce glare, and reduce the amount of heat generated in the building; and fritted glass which increases the amount of shade. All of these features reduce the need for heating and cooling which reduces overall carbon emissions.

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located on first floor near J1015 & J1020, on the second floor near J2015 and the volleyball locker area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

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Water Bottle Fill Stations

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located near K1014.

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

LDA
Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Daylight Harvesting

Daylight harvesting is accomplished using daylight sensors that measure light levels. Lighting fixtures are dimmed within a space to maintain a set minimum level to reduce energy consumption.

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

Habitat Protection

Chimney Swifts, a protected species under the Endangered Species Act, were living in the old chimneys on LDA. When it was rebuilt, the chimneys were replaced with ones that replicated the old ones, to continue to attract the birds.

Redevelopment of an Existing Site

By renovating the existing building on site and reusing many of the same materials, Fanshawe was able to save on new construction materials being used, avoid energy usage from demolition and reconstruction, and preserve historical heritage.

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located on the bottom floor near M36-2, the second floor near 227-s, the third floor near 330, and the fourth floor near 416.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

White Roofing

Roofing material reflects light away from the building, which reduces the amount of energy needed for air conditioning and helps battle the urban heat effect.

 

LDB
Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Building/Construction Material Reuse

Existing building and/or construction materials were reused as much as possible during construction, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

Change rooms and Showers

People using alternate transportation such as bicycles, walking, and running can use these changerooms to freshen up when they arrive on campus.

Chilled Beams

Chilled beams reduce the air temperature in a room without removing humidity. Located in computer labs to prevent electrical systems from overheating, they save approximately 20% in energy needed for cooling.

Daylight Harvesting

Daylight harvesting is accomplished using daylight sensors that measure light levels. Lighting fixtures are dimmed within a space to maintain a set minimum level to reduce energy consumption.

Energy Efficient Windows

There are a few different window features at Fanshawe, which include windows with argon that reduce the amount of heat being lost through the windows and have low-energy coatings to keep the building warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer; tinted windows that eliminate the need for blinds, reduce glare, and reduce the amount of heat generated in the building; and fritted glass which increases the amount of shade. All of these features reduce the need for heating and cooling which reduces overall carbon emissions.

Green Roof

Green roofs reduce stormwater runoff into the sewer system, help combat the urban heat effect by reducing heat going back into the atmosphere and reduce heating and cooling costs of buildings.

The LDB green rood has 2 locations. The first roof occupies 588 square feet of space and the second occupies 100 square feet of space. Six different types of sedum, a drought-resistant perennial ground cover, can be found here, which also provide habitat for insects and some birds.

Living Wall (Vertical Garden)

Indoor living walls improve air quality and add insulation to the building. Living walls also reduce energy costs for heating in the winter months, reduce noise levels, purify the air, boost employee happiness and productivity, and improve well-being of campus users.

Redevelopment of an Existing Site

By renovating the existing building on site and reusing many of the same materials, Fanshawe was able to save on new construction materials being used, avoid energy usage from demolition and reconstruction, and preserve historical heritage.

Sensored Faucets 

Faucets in washrooms have motion sensors, which reduce the amount of water used to wash hands and cannot be left running. These also offer hygiene control because they are no-contact.

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located on the first floor near L36-S, the second floor near 230-S, the third floor near 334, the fourth floor near 434, the fifth floor near 534, and a kitchenette filler located ono the sixth floor inside the staff lounge in 603-15.

 

 

 

 

Water Meter - Flowie

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

White Roofing

Material reflects light away from the building which reduces the amount of energy needed for air conditioning and helps battle the urban heat effect.

 

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Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling. 

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located on the first floor near M1027.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

N - Spriet Family Greenhouse
Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

R1 - Falcon House
Secure Bike Storage

Free secure bike storage is located inside the residence (R1041) and is for student use.

Solar Walls

Large wall structures that pre-heat incoming air using the sun's rays, which reduces natural gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from heating and ventilating buildings.

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

R2 - Peregrine
Secure Bike Storage

Free secure bike storage is located inside the residence (S1017) and is for student use.

Solar Walls

Large wall structures that pre-heat incoming air using the sun's rays, which reduces natural gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from heating and ventilating buildings.

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

R3 - Merlin House
Bioswale

Storm water collects in trenches, allowing the water to percolate into the soil. This helps to replenish groundwater sources, decrease pollutants that would otherwise flow into streams, and reduce the burden on municipal storm water systems.

Secure Bike Storage

Free secure bike storage is located inside the residence (Q3019) and is for student use.

Solar Walls

Large wall structures that pre-heat incoming air using the sun's rays, which reduces natural gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from heating and ventilating buildings.

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

SC - Student Centre
Water Bottle Fill Stations

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located near SC1008.

 

SUB - Student Union Building
Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located near the Falcon's Nest.

 

 

 

 

 

SUB Courtyard
Solar Charging Canopies and Picnic Tables

Provide shade and power to charge cellphones and laptops. The tables also have LED lights on timers and push-button activated high-intensity LED lights for use after the sun goes down.

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Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Daylight Harvesting

Daylight harvesting is accomplished using daylight sensors that measure light levels. Lighting fixtures are dimmed within a space to maintain a set minimum level to reduce energy consumption.

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located on the first floor near T1004 & T1017, second floor near T2017, and third floor near T3012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

Wellness
Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Building/Construction Material Reuse

Existing building and/or construction materials were reused as much as possible during construction, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

Changerooms and Showers

People using alternate transportation such as bicycles, walking, and running can use these changerooms to freshen up when they arrive on campus.

Daylight Harvesting

Daylight harvesting is accomplished using daylight sensors that measure light levels. Lighting fixtures are dimmed within a space to maintain a set minimum level to reduce energy consumption.

Dynamic Glass

Dynamic glass has glazing that changes shades depending on the angle the sun hits it. This helps reduce solar heat gain and glare.

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

Green Roof

Green roofs reduce stormwater runoff into the sewer system, help combat the urban heat effect by reducing heat going back into the atmosphere and reduce heating and cooling costs of buildings.

The green roof sites on J Wellness, occupying 1,490 square feet of space. Six different types of sedum, a drought-resistant perennial ground cover, can be found here, which also provide habitat for insects and some birds.

Locally Made/Sourced Materials

Purchasing materials made locally (within 800 km) minimizes emissions from transportation of materials and funnels money directly into the local economy.

Solar Hot Water Preheating System

Water is heated by the sun before flowing into the water heater tank, reducing the amount of energy needed to get the water up to temperature. Less natural gas is used, which reduces the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted into the atmosphere.

Thermal Mass

The use of materials to reduce the amount of temperature changes inside the building no matter what the temperature is outside. This reduces the need for air conditioning in the summer and heat in the

winter.

Water Bottle Fill Stations

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located on first floor near J1003-B (in front of men's locker room), the second floor near J2000-6 and the weights area, and on the third floor near the weights area and the accessible washroom.

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

White Roofing

Roofing material reflects light away from the building, which reduces the amount of energy needed for air conditioning and helps battle the urban heat effect.

Window to wall ratio

Limit on window to wall ratio to maximize high performance cladding.

 

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Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations encourage use of electric vehicles, which do not emit any pollution due to fossil fuels. On campus, they are free to use and open to public. You can book a spot on the mobile App: ChargePoint (available on App Store or Google Play). Users just have to pay for the parking spot.

Redevelopment of an Existing Site

By renovating the existing building on site and reusing many of the same materials, Fanshawe was able to save on new construction materials being used, avoid energy usage from demolition and reconstruction, and preserve historical heritage.

Water Bottle Fill Stations

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located in the hangar.

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

Z
Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Changerooms and Showers

People using alternate transportation such as bicycles, walking, and running can use these changerooms t freshen up when they arrive on campus.

Daylight Harvesting

Daylight harvesting is accomplished using daylight sensors that measure light levels. Lighting fixtures are dimmed within a space to maintain a set minimum level to reduce energy consumption.

Energy-Efficient Windows

There are a few different window features at Fanshawe which include windows with argon reduce the amount of heat being lost through the windows and have low-energy coatings to keep the building warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer; tinted windows that eliminate the need for blinds, reduce glare, and reduce the amount of heat generated in the building; a fritted glass which increases the amount of shade. All of these features reduce the need for heating and cooling which reduced overall carbon emissions.

Green Roof

Green roofs reduce stormwater runoff into the sewer system, help combat the urban heat effect by reducing heat going back int the atmosphere and reduce heating and cooling costs of buildings.

The Z building green roof is located above the auto shops and covers 17,896 square feet of space. Six different types of sedum, a drought-resistant perennial ground cover, can be found here, which also provide habitat for insects and some birds.

Solar-Powered Skylights

Mirrors that use GPS to track the sun's position in the sky to reflect as much light as possible into the building, which reduces the need for artificial light throughout the day.

Solar Shading and Roof Overhang

Reduces the building's exposure to heat and helps to reduce the need for air conditioning.

Storm Water Reclamation System

Rainwater hitting the green roof is collected in an underground storage tank, which is recycled to flush toilets and water gardens.

Water Bottle Fill Stations
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Water bottle fill station

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Location:

Located on the first floor near Z1024 & Z1078, and the second floor near Z2006.

 

 

 

 

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

London Campus
CO₂ Sensors

Reduce the cost of ventilation and improve indoor air quality. By using CO2, sensors, we monitor indoor air quality and are able to provide the appropriate amount of airflow to each classroom.

Compost Program

Good waster, paper cups, paper food containers, napkins, and paper towels are disposed of in compost bins found around campus to reduce the amount of waster going to landfills. All signage was designed by Fanshawe students. See our Waste Management page for more details.

Dark-Sky Friendly Fixtures

All external lighting faces toward the ground, reducing nighttime light pollution.

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations are free to use and open to the public. You can book a spot on the mobile App: ChargePoint (available on App Store or Google Play). Users just have to pay for the parking spot.

Energy Efficient Computer Towers

Energy efficient computer towers reduce the amount of electricity used to compared to previously expensive, high-powered computers. power has been reduced by 88%, with each machine using an average of 46kwh, down from 385kwh.

Grease Recycling System

Located in all kitchen, grease collected is recycled through our grease recycling program.

LED Lighting

Reduces energy consumption, reduces physical waste because lighting tubes last longer, do not contain mercury or other hazardous gases.

Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures

The majority of washrooms across all campuses are equipped with low flow toilets and sink aerators. In our residences, ultra-low flow toilets can be found. By using taps with aerators, we are able to reduce the amount of water we use without sacrificing pressure. Low flow toilets reduce the amount of water used per flush.

Low-VOC Building Materials

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are chemicals that are released into the air at room temperature. Using building materials and products with low VOC reduces the amount of chemicals in the environment from things such as adhesives and sealants, paints, flooring systems, composite wood, and agrifibre products.

Occupancy Sensor Controlled HVAC

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) controlled by high-sensitivity motion sensors makes it so we are not heating or cooling areas with no one in them, reducing energy consumption.

Occupancy Sensor Controlled Lighting

Scheduled lighting times and high-sensitivity motion sensors make it so we do not light hallways or rooms with no one in them. This helps reduce energy consumption.

Sensors in Waste Compactors

Sensors that detect how full each compactor is, reducing the number of pickups needed, which reduces cost and avoids greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.

Smart Parking Meters

Parking meters in all Fanshawe parking lots are powered by solar energy.

Variable Speed Drives

Variable speed drives allow motors to be run at differing speeds, reducing energy usage. Motors can be programmed so they run exactly as fast or slow as needed instead of running at a constant speed, which is typically faster than is required. Variable speed drives can be used in many aspects of building operation including pumps, air handlers and exhaust fans.

Water Efficient Landscaping

All plants on site are native/adaptive drought tolerant plants. High efficiency irrigation technologies are used to reduce the amount of water used for gardens. Rainwater harvesting system is used to reduce water used from the city system.

 

Simcoe Campus
Bioswale

Storm water collects in trenches, allowing the water to percolate into the soil. This helps to replenish groundwater sources, decrease pollutants that would otherwise flow into streams, and reduce the burden on municipal storm water systems.

CO₂ Sensors

Reduce the cost of ventilation and improve indoor air quality. By using CO2 sensors, we monitor indoor air quality and are able to provide the appropriate amount of airflow to each classroom.

Dark-Sky Friendly Fixtures

All external lighting faces toward the ground, reducing nighttime light pollution.

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

LED Lighting 

Reduces energy consumption, reduces physical waste because lighting tubes last longer, do not contain mercury or other hazardous gases.

Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures

The majority of washrooms across all campuses are equipped with low flow toilets and sink aerators. In our residences, ultra-low flow toilets can be found. By using taps with aerators, we are able to reduce the amount of water we use without sacrificing pressure. Low flow toilets reduce the amount of water used per flush.

Low-Voc Building Materials

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are chemicals that are released into the air at room temperature. Using building materials and products with low VOC reduces the amount of chemicals in the environment from things such as adhesives and sealants, paints, flooring systems, composite wood, and agrifibre products.

Occupancy Sensor Controlled HVAC

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) controlled by high-sensitivity motion sensors makes it so we are not heating or cooling areas with no one in them, reducing energy consumption.

Occupancy Sensor Controlled Lighting

Scheduled lighting times and high-sensitivity motion sensors make it so we do not light hallways or rooms with no one in them. This helps reduce energy consumption.

Variable Speed Drives

Variable speed drives allow motors to be run at differing speeds, reducing energy usage. Motors can be programmed so they run exactly as fast or slow as needed instead of running at a constant speed, which is typically faster than is required. Variable speed drives can be used in many aspects of building operation including pumps, air handlers and exhaust fans.

Water Bottle Fill Stations

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

St.Thomas Campus
CO₂ Sensors

Reduce the cost of ventilation and improve indoor air quality. By using CO2 sensors, we monitor indoor air quality and are able to provide the appropriate amount of airflow to each classroom.

Dark-Sky Friendly Fixtures

All external lighting faces toward the ground, reducing nighttime light pollution.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations encourage use of electric vehicles, which do not emit any pollution due to fossil fuels. On campus, they are free to use and open to public. You can book a spot on the mobile App: ChargePoint (available on App Store or Google Play). Users just have to pay for the parking spot.

Grease Recycling System

Located in all kitchens, grease collected is recycled through our grease recycling program.

LED Lighting 

Reduces energy consumption, reduces physical waste because lighting tubes last longer, do not contain mercury or other hazardous gases.

Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures

The majority of washrooms across all campuses are equipped with low flow toilets and sink aerators. In our residences, ultra-low flow toilets can be found. By using taps with aerators, we are able to reduce the amount of water we use without sacrificing pressure. Low flow toilets reduce the amount of water used per flush.

Low-Voc Building Materials

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are chemicals that are released into the air at room temperature. Using building materials and products with low VOC reduces the amount of chemicals in the environment from things such as adhesives and sealants, paints, flooring systems, composite wood, and agrifibre products.

Occupancy Sensor Controlled Lighting

Scheduled lighting times and high-sensitivity motion sensors make it so we do not light hallways or rooms with no one in them. This helps reduce energy consumption.

Solar PV Roof and Ground Mount

Solar PV generates renewable energy to avoid fossil fuel usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Variable Speed Drives

Variable speed drives allow motors to be run at differing speeds, reducing energy usage. Motors can be programmed so they run exactly as fast or slow as needed instead of running at a constant speed, which is typically faster than is required. Variable speed drives can be used in many aspects of building operation including pumps, air handlers and exhaust fans.

Water Bottle Fill Stations

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located around campus and in the cafeteria.

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

South Campus
CO₂ Sensors

Reduce the cost of ventilation and improve indoor air quality. By using CO2 sensors, we monitor indoor air quality and are able to provide the appropriate amount of airflow to each classroom.

Dark-Sky Friendly Fixtures

All external lighting faces toward the ground, reducing nighttime light pollution.

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

LED Lighting 

Reduces energy consumption, reduces physical waste because lighting tubes last longer, do not contain mercury or other hazardous gases.

Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures

The majority of washrooms across all campuses are equipped with low flow toilets and sink aerators. In our residences, ultra-low flow toilets can be found. By using taps with aerators, we are able to reduce the amount of water we use without sacrificing pressure. Low flow toilets reduce the amount of water used per flush.

Low-Voc Building Materials

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are chemicals that are released into the air at room temperature. Using building materials and products with low VOC reduces the amount of chemicals in the environment from things such as adhesives and sealants, paints, flooring systems, composite wood, and agrifibre products.

Occupancy Sensor Controlled HVAC

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) controlled by high-sensitivity motion sensors makes it so we are not heating or cooling areas with no one in them, reducing energy consumption.

Occupancy Sensor Controlled Lighting

Scheduled lighting times and high-sensitivity motion sensors make it so we do not light hallways or rooms with no one in them. This helps reduce energy consumption.

Variable Speed Drives

Variable speed drives allow motors to be run at differing speeds, reducing energy usage. Motors can be programmed so they run exactly as fast or slow as needed instead of running at a constant speed, which is typically faster than is required. Variable speed drives can be used in many aspects of building operation including pumps, air handlers and exhaust fans.

Water Bottle Fill Stations

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Located in the basement near L09 & L010, on the second floor near L211, and third floor across from L310.

 

Woodstock Campus
CO₂ Sensors

Reduce the cost of ventilation and improve indoor air quality. By using CO2 sensors, we monitor indoor air quality and are able to provide the appropriate amount of airflow to each classroom.

Dark-Sky Friendly Fixtures

All external lighting faces toward the ground, reducing nighttime light pollution.

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

Grease Recycling System

Located in all kitchens, grease collected is recycled through our grease recycling program.

LED Lighting 

Reduces energy consumption, reduces physical waste because lighting tubes last longer, do not contain mercury or other hazardous gases.

Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures

The majority of washrooms across all campuses are equipped with low flow toilets and sink aerators. In our residences, ultra-low flow toilets can be found. By using taps with aerators, we are able to reduce the amount of water we use without sacrificing pressure. Low flow toilets reduce the amount of water used per flush.

Low-VOC Building Materials

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are chemicals that are released into the air at room temperature. Using building materials and products with low VOC reduces the amount of chemicals in the environment from things such as adhesives and sealants, paints, flooring systems, composite wood, and agrifibre products.

Occupancy Sensor Controlled HVAC

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) controlled by high-sensitivity motion sensors makes it so we are not heating or cooling areas with no one in them, reducing energy consumption.

Occupancy Sensor Controlled Lighting

Scheduled lighting times and high-sensitivity motion sensors make it so we do not light hallways or rooms with no one in them. This helps reduce energy consumption.

Variable Speed Drives

Variable speed drives allow motors to be run at differing speeds, reducing energy usage. Motors can be programmed so they run exactly as fast or slow as needed instead of running at a constant speed, which is typically faster than is required. Variable speed drives can be used in many aspects of building operation including pumps, air handlers and exhaust fans.

Water Bottle Fill Stations

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

 

 

 

Features
Bike Rack

Bike racks are available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work.

Location:

B, C, CCPV, D, E, F, H, LDA, LDB, SUB, T, WELLNESS, Y, Z

Bioswale

Storm water collects in trenches, allowing the water to percolate into the soil. This helps to replenish  groundwater sources, decrease pollutants that would otherwise flow into streams, and reduce the burden on municipal storm water systems.

Location:

R3, SIMCOE CAMPUS

Building/Construction Material Reuse

Existing building and/or construction materials were reused as much as possible during construction, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

Location:

C WEST, LDB, WELLNESS

Certified Wood Products

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved wood products were used in a minimum of 50% of the building to reduce habitat and forest loss.

Location:

CCPV

Change rooms and Showers

People using alternate transportation such as bicycles, walking, and running can use these changerooms to freshen up when they arrive on campus.

Location:

A, C WEST, CCPV, J, LDB, WELLNESS, Z

Chilled Beams

Chilled beams reduce the air temperature in a room without removing humidity. Located in computer labs to prevent electrical systems from overheating, they save approximately 20% in energy needed for cooling.

Location:

LDB

CO₂ Sensors

Reduce the cost of ventilation and improve indoor air quality. By using CO2 sensors, we monitor indoor air quality and are able to provide the appropriate amount of airflow to each classroom.

Location:

MOST BUILDINGS ACROSS ALL CAMPUSES

Compost Program

Food waste, paper cups, paper food containers, napkins, and paper towels are disposed of in compost bins found around campus to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. All signage was designed by Fanshawe students. See our Waste Management (link) page (https://www.fanshawec.ca/about-fanshawe/corporate-information/sustainab…)

for more details.

Location:

LONDON CAMPUS

Dark-Sky Friendly Fixtures

All external lighting faces toward the ground, reducing nighttime light pollution.

Location:

MOST BUILDINGS ACROSS ALL CAMPUSES

Daylight Harvesting

Daylight harvesting is accomplished using daylight sensors that measure light levels. Lighting fixtures are dimmed within a space to maintain a set minimum level to reduce energy consumption.

Location:

A, C WEST, CCPV, D, LDA, LDB, T, WELLNESS, Z

Dynamic Glass

Dynamic glass has glazing that changes shades depending on the angle the sun hits it. This helps reduce solar heat gain and glare.

Location:

WELLNESS

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations encourage use of electric vehicles, which do not emit any pollution due to fossil fuels. On campus, they are free to use and open to public. You can book a spot on the mobile App: ChargePoint (available on App Store or Google Play). Users just have to pay for the parking spot.

Location:

C, CCPV, ST. THOMAS CAMPUS, Y

Energy Efficient Computer Towers

Energy efficient computer towers reduce the amount of electricity used compared to previously expensive, high-powered computers. Power has been reduced by 88%, with each machine using an average of 46kwh, down from 385kwh.

Location:

LONDON CAMPUS

Energy Efficient Windows

There are a few different window features at Fanshawe, which include windows with argon that reduce the amount of heat being lost through the windows and have low-energy coatings to keep the building warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer; tinted windows that eliminate the need for blinds, reduce glare, and reduce the amount of heat generated in the building; and fritted glass which increases the amount of shade. All of these features reduce the need for heating and cooling which reduces overall carbon emissions.

Location:

C, D, LDB, WELLNESS, Z

Energy Recovery Wheels

Energy recovery wheels harvest energy from exhaust air and transfers it into incoming air supply to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the air to comfortable temperatures. They also work in reverse, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling.

Location:

A, B, C WEST, CCPV, D, F, G, H, LDA, M, SIMCOE CAMPUS, SOUTH CAMPUS, SUB,

WELLNESS, WOODSTOCK

Grease Recycling System

Located in all kitchens, grease collected is recycled through our grease recycling program.

Location:

LONDON CAMPUS, ST. THOMAS CAMPUS, WOODSTOCK CAMPUS

Low-VOC Building Materials

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are chemicals that are released into the air at room temperature. Using building materials and products with low VOC reduces the amount of chemicals in the environment from things such as adhesives and sealants, paints, flooring systems, composite wood, and agrifibre products.

Location:

ALL BUILDINGS ACROSS ALL CAMPUSES

Green Roof

Green roofs reduce stormwater runoff into the sewer system, help combat the urban heat effect by reducing heat going back into the atmosphere and reduce heating and cooling costs of buildings. Six different types of sedum, a drought-resistant perennial ground cover, can be found here, which also provide habitat for insects and some birds.

Location:

D (840 sqft), LDB (588 sqft & 100 sqft), WELLNESS (1490 sqft), Z (17 896 sqft)

Habitat Protection

Chimney Swifts, a protected species under the Endangered Species Act, were living in the old chimneys on LDA. When it was rebuilt, the chimneys were replaced with ones that replicated the old ones, to continue to attract the birds.

Location:

LDA

Instantaneous Water Heaters

Rather than using a large volume tank, which always needs constant energy input to maintain water temperature, instant water heaters only heat water that is needed in that moment, reducing energy consumption.

Location:

C WEST

LED Lighting 

Reduces energy consumption, reduces physical waste because lighting tubes last longer, do not contain mercury or other hazardous gases.

Location:

MOST BUILDINGS ACROSS ALL CAMPUSES

Living Wall (Vertical Garden

Indoor living walls improve air quality and add insulation to the building. Living walls also reduce energy costs for heating in the winter months, reduce noise levels, purify the air, boost employee happiness and productivity, and improve well-being of campus users.

Location:

LDB

Locally Made/Sourced Materials

Purchasing materials made locally (within 800 km) minimizes emissions from transportation of materials and funnels money directly into the local economy.

Location:

C WEST, CCPV, WELLNESS

Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures

The majority of washrooms across all campuses are equipped with low flow toilets and sink aerators. In our residences, ultra-low flow toilets can be found. By using taps with aerators, we are able to reduce the amount of water we use without sacrificing pressure. Low flow toilets reduce the amount of water used per flush.

Location:

ALL BUILDINGS ACROSS ALL CAMPUSES

Occupancy Sensor Controlled HVAC

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) controlled by high-sensitivity motion sensors makes it so we are not heating or cooling areas with no one in them, reducing energy consumption.

Location:

MOST BUILDINGS ACROSS ALL CAMPUSES

Occupancy Sensor Controlled Lighting

Scheduled lighting times and high-sensitivity motion sensors make it so we do not light hallways or rooms with no one in them. This helps reduce energy consumption.

Location:

MOST BUILDINGS ACROSS ALL CAMPUSES

Recycled Materials

Materials made of recycled content were used for a minimum of 20% of the building.

Location:

CCPV

Redevelopment of an Existing Site

By renovating the existing building on site and reusing many of the same materials, Fanshawe was able to save on new construction materials being used, avoid energy usage from demolition and reconstruction, and preserve historical heritage.

Location:

LDA, LDB, Y

Secure Bike Storage

Secure bike storage available for people who choose to bicycle to school or work. The Secure Bicycle Facility is monitored by College security cameras and is accessed by key. "Parking" spaces are available to rent: $5 per semester or $15 for the year with a security deposit of $20 for access key. For more information please visit the Parking Office in D1018 or email parking@fanshawec.ca.

Bike storage rooms in residences are free of charge.

Location:

B, R1*, R2*, R3*

*for student residents only

Sensored Faucets 

Faucets in washrooms have motion sensors, which reduce the amount of water used to wash hands and cannot be left running. These also offer hygiene control because they are no-contact.

Location:

C WEST, LDB

Sensors in Waste Compactors

Sensors detect how full each compactor is, reducing the number of pickups needed, which reduces cost and avoids greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.

Location:

LONDON CAMPUS

Smart Parking Meters

Parking meters in all Fanshawe parking lots are powered by solar energy.

Location:

LONDON CAMPUS

Solar Charging Canopies and Picnic Tables

Provide shade and power to charge cellphones and laptops. The tables also have LED lights on timers and push-button activated high-intensity LED lights for use after the sun goes down.

Location:

D COURTYARD, SUB COURTYARD, MAIN BUS LOOPS

Solar Hot Water Preheating System

Water is heated by the sun before flowing into the water heater tank, reducing the amount of energy needed to get the water up to temperature. Less natural gas is used, which reduces the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted into the atmosphere.

Location:

WELLNESS

Solar Pergola

Bifacial (sun can be collected from the top and bottom) solar PV panels generate energy that is directed to hot water heaters, offsetting the amount of natural gas needed to heat water. The pergolas also provide a shaded seating area and has laptop and cellphone charging outlets.

Location:

D COURTYARD

Solar Powered Skylights

Mirrors that use GPS to track the sun's position in the sky reflect as much light as possible into the building, which reduces the need for artificial light throughout the day.

Location:

Z

Solar PV Roof and Ground Mount

Solar PV generates renewable energy to avoid fossil fuel usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Location:

D COURTYARD, H, ST. THOMAS

Solar Shading and Roof Overhang

Reduces the building's exposure to heat and helps to reduce the need for air conditioning.

Location:

Z

Solar Walls

Large wall structures that pre-heat incoming air using the sun's rays, which reduces natural gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from heating and ventilating buildings.

Location:

B, C, D, R1, R2

Storm Water Reclamation System

Rainwater hitting the green roof is collected in an underground storage tank, which is recycled to flush toilets and water gardens.

Location:

CCPV, Z

Thermal Mass

The use of materials to reduce the amount of temperature changes inside the building no matter what the temperature is outside. This reduces the need for air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter.

Location:

C WEST, WELLNESS

Variable Speed Drives

Variable speed drives allow motors to be run at differing speeds, reducing energy usage. Motors can be programmed so they run exactly as fast or slow as needed instead of running at a constant speed, which is typically faster than is required. Variable speed drives can be used in many aspects of building operation including pumps, air handlers and exhaust fans.

Location:

MOST BUILDINGS ACROSS ALL CAMPUSES

Water Bottle Fill Stations

Allows campus users to refill water bottles, reducing the number of plastic water bottles being purchased and disposed of.

Location:

MOST BUILDINGS ACROSS ALL CAMPUSES

Water Efficient Landscaping

All plants on site are native/adaptive drought tolerant plants. High efficiency irrigation technologies are used to reduce the amount of water used for gardens. Rainwater harvesting system is used to reduce water used from the city system.

Location:

CCPV, LONDON CAMPUS

Water Meter - Flowie 

Meters that capture real time water consumption data, down to the minute. This helps Fanshawe keep track of how much water is being used and helps to identify if there are any water leaks. These meters also show where high-consumption areas are, which helps us to focus water reduction projects.

Location:

A, B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, LDA, LDB, M, N, R1, R2, R3, ST. THOMAS CAMPUS, T, WELLNESS,

WOODSTOCK CAMPUS, Y, Z

White Roofing

Roofing material reflects light away from the building, which reduces the amount of energy needed for air conditioning and helps battle the urban heat effect.

Location:

G, H, LDA, LDB, WELLNESS

Window to wall ratio

Limit on window to wall ratio to maximize high performance cladding.

Location:

WELLNESS

 

Contact us

sustainability@fanshawec.ca