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Transformation of Environmental Health & Safety Management Systems

The Dalhousie University Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Office has been strategically restructured aligning program managers with key University risks including; biological, chemical, radiation, fire, and farm safety. These program managers provide expert guidance and oversight to the university and work as a team to accomplish aggressive goals utilizing collaborations with Faculty, Staff and students. … Continue reading "Transformation of Environmental Health & Safety Management Systems"

June 10, 2019


UBC’s Energy Conservation & Innovation Program

Since 2000 UBC’s energy conservation efforts have continued to be enhanced as the program has adapted with new technologies and data analysis tools.  In 2001, following energy audits of UBC's 100 largest facilities, the university launched the $40 million EcoTrek retrofit program. An energy services contract (ESCO) which guaranteed annual energy savings of $2.6 million. … Continue reading "UBC’s Energy Conservation & Innovation Program"

June 10, 2019


Multi-Service Approach to Manage Complex Funding Projects – The Strategic Project Management Group

To manage complex research infrastructure projects effectively, institutions must have adequate structures and functions in place as well as sufficient and appropriate resources. The institution is also encouraged by funding agencies to adopt a risk-based approach for the management of its portfolio of projects. Before 2010, the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) managed its Canada Foundation … Continue reading "Multi-Service Approach to Manage Complex Funding Projects – The Strategic Project Management Group"

June 10, 2019


Vertisee: Applying GIS technology for Facilities Services

Simon Fraser University Facilities Services implemented Geographic Information Services (GIS) technology to verify and develop a system to manage information on the 8 underground utilities and infrastructure at its Burnaby campus. The project was initiated in 2012, resulting in a GIS Enterprise system installed in 2018, providing an internal secure service for access to asset … Continue reading "Vertisee: Applying GIS technology for Facilities Services"

June 10, 2019


Improving Recycling Behaviours in a University Food Court

In 10 short months, Dining Services improved diversion rates in our food court facility from a dismal 12% in March 2017 to an astounding 90% in December 2017, reaching an achievement of “zero waste” status. (“Zero waste” means 10% or less of waste going to landfill.) Through the implementation of our new, unique recycling stations, realignment of … Continue reading "Improving Recycling Behaviours in a University Food Court"

June 10, 2019


Planning a major infrastructure using a pilot project approach

HEC Montréal is planning to erect a new building in downtown Montréal for the fall of 2021. For this project, it has decided on a new work environment based on an open plan concept, among other details. Given the more traditional layout of the existing facilities, this will be a significant change for the school’s … Continue reading "Planning a major infrastructure using a pilot project approach"

June 10, 2019






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