Sustainability – Facilities Management

Energy and Climate Change

energey and climate change
Energy and Climate Change 2005 – 2006 Total Square Feet:
1,250,000
2011 – 2012 Total Square Feet:
1,350,000
% Difference
Total kwh 21,786,000 23,470,717  up arrow image7.73%
Total natural gas 1,958,000 m3 1,681,267 m3 down arrow image-14.13%
metric tonnes co2e 7973 6465 down arrow image-23.33%
energy intensity per square foot (ekwh/sf) 33.61 30.25 down arrow image-10%

Green Plan I Targets

  • Increase energy efficiency of existing College buildings.
  • Maintain greenhouse gas emissions at 2006 levels.
  • Reduce consumption of energy from fossil-fuel based sources.
Chart of green plan i energy results he College has exceeded its goal and successfully reduced its carbon footprint by 20% compared to 2006 levels in spite of adding approximately 100,000 square feet of buildings (excluding the Waterfront Campus) and increasing occupancy as student population has increased from approximately 18,000 to 28,000 full time students.

Green Plan I Energy Results

  • The College has exceeded its goal and successfully reduced its carbon footprint by 20% compared to 2006 levels in spite of adding approximately 100,000 square feet of buildings (excluding the Waterfront Campus) and increasing occupancy as student population has increased from approximately 18,000 to 28,000 full time students.
  • The College has also achieved its Green Plan Phase I goal to reduce energy consumption per square metre, having decreased energy intensity (Giga Joule per square metre) by 10%.

Chart of green plan ii future plans Work with the College’s Green Team to implement a demand management and conservation program to reduce total energy consumption at the college.
Green Plan II Future Plans

  • Work with the College’s Green Team to implement a demand management and conservation program to reduce total energy consumption at the college.
  • Continue with the implementation of energy retrofit plans for 200 King and 160 Kendal as recommended in previous energy audit reports. Current estimates indicated that these retrofits would result in a GHG reduction of approximately 790 metric tonnes which is almost 10% of the College’s current carbon footprint.
  • Seek out financial mechanisms and governments incentives to support funding of energy retrofit plans.
  • Ensure that renovations to new College buildings (leased and owned) include installation of state of the art energy efficiency measures.
  • Link building automation systems for disparate College campus buildings to enable a coordinated approach to tracking and managing energy consumption.
  • Investigate opportunities for more pilot or demonstration scale renewable energy projects on campuses and consider more purchase of clean energy from renewable energy sources.

Water Consumption

Chart of GBC water consumption -	Overall water consumption has increased 34.8% in total reflecting the increase in building footprint of 100,000 square feet. However, on a per capita basis, water consumption has actually decreased slightly.

Objective: Use Water Efficiently
Baseline and Current Water Consumption Rates

water consumption

Water Consumption

2006 – 2007 Total Square Feet:
1,250,000

2011 – 2012 Total Square Feet:
1,350,000

% Difference

Per Capita Water Consumption

Total Cubic metres

97,088

130,765

up arrow image34.8%

5.39

cubic metres per square feet

0.08

0.098

up arrow image24.8%

5.03

Green Plan I Water Results:

  • Overall water consumption has increased 34.8% in total reflecting the increase in building footprint of 100,000 square feet. However, on a per capita basis, water consumption has actually decreased slightly. 
  • Water consumption has increased primarily in 300 Adelaide and 215 King St. and can be attributed to new cooking facilities for the Culinary Arts program and in The Chef’s House Restaurant.
  • Water consumption at 200 King and the Casa Loma Campus has stayed more or less the same over the last 4 years despite increased FTE student occupancy levels from 16,000 – 20,000.

Green Plan II Water Target:

Chart of Water Consumption per square feet -	Maintain or reduce water consumption on a square foot basis.
  • Maintain or reduce water consumption on a square foot basis.

Green Plan II Future Plans:

  • Water fixtures in renovated and leased spaces (193 and 222 King St. E.) will all be high efficiency.
  • Cooling tower upgrades.

Waste Management and Recycling

waste management and recycling
  Diversion Rate Total Waste to Landfill (MT) Metric Tonnes Per Capita
2009-10 49% 471.99 0.021
2010-11 47.70% 550.3 0.023
2011-12 63.00% 594.87 0.021

Objective:

  • Use materials efficiently
  • Minimize waste and maximize recyclability

Green Plan I Targets

Chart of GBC total waste and recycling 2012 Increase total diversion (recycling rate) to 70%
  • Increase total diversion (recycling rate) to 70%
  • Reduce total waste stream (garbage/waste and recycling) per capita by 15% over 3 years
  • Reduce hazardous substances/materials on campus
  • Increase recycling and salvage of construction and renovation by 25% over 5 years

Results:

  • The College’s recycling rate has increased from 49% to 63% over the last 3 years.
  • Amount of waste generated increased in the last 3 years however the amount per capita has decreased.

Green Plan II Targets:

  • Achieve 70% waste diversion
  • Reduce total waste by 10%
  • Divert 100% of electronic waste
  • Divert 25% construction and renovation waste

 

Green Plan II Future Plans

  • Develop a College-wide communications and education campaign to inform the community about the College’s recycling and waste management goals.
  • Expand food waste collection to also include pre-consumer food waste, Student Association-run cafeterias, post-consumer food waste from College cafeterias and leftover food from meetings and events
  • Install recycling bins at outside locations including the 2nd floor patio at 200 King and “Moose Park” at Casa Loma Campus
  • Reduce the number of black garbage containers outside of classrooms and at miscellaneous locations around the college
  • Collect wood/saw dust from Casa Loma Campus for inclusion in the organics diversion stream.
  • Start a battery collection program operated out of the Health & Safety offices at both campuses
  • Recycle non-clinical wax from the Denturism Program.

Housekeeping and Green Cleaning

Green Plan I Objective:

  • To demonstrate best practices in terms of environmental sustainability in terms of products and processes used in the College's Housekeeping program and thus ensure a college environment with indoor air quality that is comfortable, clean and safe.

Results:

  • 90% of the cleaning products used by the College have either Green Seal or Eco-Logo certification.
  • 200 King is using a chemical-free, water based aqueous ozone multi-purpose product for all cleaning which eliminates the need for even certified green cleaning products.
  • New steam vapour vacuum cleaners use no chemicals and are excellent for cleaning carpets, upholstery and difficult to clean surfaces like elevator tracks.

Green Plan II Future Plans:

  • Expand use of aqueous ozone cleaning product at all campuses.

For more information contact: Anthony Scarlato or Paul Falcitelli, Managers of Housekeeping