Sustainability

About

As an academic institution, employer, investor and community partner, Sheridan strives to become the institutional model for how a 21st century organization embraces sustainability.

We aim to foster an institutional culture defined by informed and responsible decision making that reflects the crucial balance between economic, social and environmental priorities, and have built our leadership and reputation by using our campuses as ‘living laboratories’ for sustainability transition, curricular innovation and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

Energy and Climate

Energy and Climate

The College’s 200,000m2 of buildings date from 1970 to 2012 and represent a wide range of energy efficiencies and construction practice. The Integrated Energy and Climate Master Plan (IECMP) was developed over 16 months by a team which included operational staff, faculty members and students, mentored by a partner with global reach and expertise. The team was challenged to create an energy plan that met the 2020 goals.

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Get Involved

Get Involved

As a member of the Sheridan community, your support can help Sheridan achieve its sustainability goals. Here are just a few initiatives you can join.

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Did you know?

Sheridan’s Organics waste is being sent to Harvest Power Plant where the material is converted to electricity and fertilizer.

LED lights

New LED lights have been installed in different parts of the Trafalgar and Davis campuses. They are saving energy up to 80-90%.

Centrifugal fans

Centrifugal fans in some buildings on campus, such as Trafalgar’s E Wing and G Wing, are used to control air circulation indoor. By reducing the speed of the centrifugal fans by half, which does not affect air circulation, energy has been cut down to 12.5% of the original amount.

Green Printing

Sheridan has reduced a total of 9 million sheets of paper from 2013-2014.

Waste

Waste

Sheridan produced 1,105 metric tons of landfill waste in 2014, which cost about $137,000 in hauling fees. By reducing the landfill waste, not only can Sheridan help reduce its impact to the environment but also save money for the College. The Zero Waste Sheridan Plan will help guide the College to becoming a Zero Waste campus by 2020.

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FAQs

FAQs

Sheridan has implemented the Zero Waste program across all campuses. Here are some frequently asked questions. You can also download the Zero Waste Gets Real poster here.

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