The Pan Canadian Protocol for Sustainability
Fanshawe College is a proud signatory of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges' Pan Canadian Protocol for Sustainability
AASHE and STARS
Fanshawe College is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) is the most recognized measurement and reporting framework in the world for benchmarking sustainability performance in higher education. In 2014, Fanshawe surpassed the 45-point threshold for silver with a total score of 50.82 points.
Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan
Energy conservation has been a focus of Fanshawe College for some time. During the period of 2005-2012, the College's investment in energy conservation and demand management initiatives have resulted in approximately $3.9 million in energy cost avoidance, and reduction in GHG emissions by 5,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to what approximately 1,000 cars or light trucks generate in one year. Energy Usage Intensity (EUI) during this timeframe was reduced by 32% and Energy Cost Intensity (ECI) by around 16%.
The College has recently completed a comprehensive energy audit of all College-owned facilities which assessed just over 2 million square feet, at 24 buildings located in London, St. Thomas, Simcoe and Woodstock. The results of this comprehensive energy audit have formed the basis and details of the College's Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan.
Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reports
Every year, Fanshawe College conducts a Waste Audit to see where and how we can improve our waste diversion rate.