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Virage Bleu and Healthy Beverage Choices on Campus: a Comprehensive and Unifying Project

Université de Montreal (UdeM) and its 2 affiliated schools (HEC Montreal and Polytechnique Montreal) decided to undertake the “Virage bleu” upon requests raised by their staff and student bodies, and in keeping with their commitment to sustainable development. Officially launched in March 2013, this initiative was geared toward promoting self-service water fountains as the best … Continue reading "Virage Bleu and Healthy Beverage Choices on Campus: a Comprehensive and Unifying Project"

April 16, 2015


University Manager 2014 Winter

Mutual Benefit: The Relationship between Universities & Government, A New Era of Biosafety and Security is Dawning, Collaborative Procurement in Post-Secondary Education:The Attributes of a Successful Consortium, The Big Picture: Developing Energy Management Plans for University Campuses

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January 17, 2014




University Manager 2010 Summer

The Importance of Accessing Building Performance | Review of Universities Endowment and Pension Funds | Benchmarking Human Resources

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June 16, 2010


Eco-Energy Retrofit at the University of Ottawa Law building

The University of Ottawa mainstreamed the resource optimization potential to eco-energy retrofits thereafter, opening the way for re-adapting old buildings, which is now part of the new energy initiatives and an environmental commitment at the University of Ottawa. This has been highly applauded and appreciated by the community as everyone feels the University’s decision to … Continue reading "Eco-Energy Retrofit at the University of Ottawa Law building"

April 16, 2010


The Value of Energy Audits and Conservation Initiatives for all Campuses

The City of Kelowna discharges 28 million litres of wastewater per day into Lake Okanagan. The Wastewater Heat Réclamation project is using up to six million litres of this water as its source. By allowing OUC to use this wastewater, the City has contributed to the energy savings aspect of the project by approximately $100,000 … Continue reading "The Value of Energy Audits and Conservation Initiatives for all Campuses"

April 16, 2010


Rewire: Reducing energy through behaviour change and culture shift

Institutional and cultural transformations are the core goals of this behaviour-change project. As mentioned, Rewire draws upon social-psychology, specifically community-based social marketing (CBSM) and the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Both approaches have worked to shift behaviour and retain behaviour change over the long-term. By employing the tools and logic of CBSM, we have been able … Continue reading "Rewire: Reducing energy through behaviour change and culture shift"

April 16, 2009


Good Ideas Contest

The Good Ideas Contest resulted in the transformation of ideas into concrete changes at the University of Ottawa. Students benefited from the creation of a new orientation week at the starting of the winter semester; water and energy usage from restroom facilities were reduced; a Bike-Share Program was initiated to allow community members to use … Continue reading "Good Ideas Contest"

April 16, 2009


Sustainable Development Policy of the Universit̩ de Sherbrooke

The Policy has had the effect of making the university community accountable for sustainable development. The tangible results are remarkable: active transportation, public transit, 3R-V (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, extract Value), construction of buildings that meet new standards, including sustainable development into teaching, research on this subject and recognition of the university due to its leadership … Continue reading "Sustainable Development Policy of the UniversitÌ© de Sherbrooke"

April 16, 2009


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