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Laurier Energy Efficiency Project (LEEP)

Electrical power production in Ontario is changing from centralized to decentralized.  The commercial availability of renewable energy and energy storage technologies have both made big strides forward. As such, in a landscape with increasing risks to campus operations, Laurier elected to develop an energy strategy that would improve climate adaptation, improve reliability and resiliency of energy supply, reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), and respond with more flexibility to incentive based, variable rate structures. Laurier partnered with Johnson Controls for the design and … Continue reading "Laurier Energy Efficiency Project (LEEP)"

June 15, 2021


Free Cooling of Data Centers in Northern Climates

The University of Northern British Columbia is located on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh in a community now commonly identified as Prince George. This picturesque setting at the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers is a place known for its short hot summers and long cold winters; a climate that lends itself … Continue reading "Free Cooling of Data Centers in Northern Climates"

June 15, 2021


UVic’s New Student Connect program

The New Student Connect program is an online university community where new students from all over the world connect with others entering their first-year at UVic using Microsoft Teams. Throughout the 2020-2021 Academic year, UVic has hired and trained a host of compassionate and experienced upper-year students who want to make the first-year experience of these students … Continue reading "UVic’s New Student Connect program"

June 15, 2021


UVic’s Shared Resources Program

The Shared Resources program was developed to redeploy UVic employees on temporary layoff due to COVID-19 and to provide a mechanism for UVic departments to share capacity among staff based on increased or decreased workloads. UVic’s response to COVID-19, as with most universities, created a surge in demand for services in some departments, and a lack of … Continue reading "UVic’s Shared Resources Program"

June 15, 2021


Campus Map Visulization for Displaying Occupancy Related Data

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) developed a Transparent Activity-Based Budget System (TABBS) in 2012. This model has a new approach for allocating provincial operating funding, tuition and indirect costs. Indirect costs are defined as the operating costs of the administrative/support units and also central funds. One component of indirect costs is the cost of space, … Continue reading "Campus Map Visulization for Displaying Occupancy Related Data"

June 29, 2020


FM Insider – Department Newsletter and Website

Facilities Management Maintaining a campus that supports our community The Mount Royal University Facilities Management department is responsible for the maintenance and growth of our internal and external environment. Facilities Management supports our community by providing services that save money, time and resources. Some of the services include, the cleanliness of the building, furniture, way-finding, … Continue reading "FM Insider – Department Newsletter and Website"

June 29, 2020


Dalhousie University Built Environment Accessibility Audit Tool

As the third province in Canada, Nova Scotia passed the Accessibility Act in April 2017. Administered by the Minister of Justice, the purpose of the Act is for the entire province to be accessible by 2030. In April 2020, the Nova Scotia Justice Department will prescribed post-secondary institutions as public sector bodies making them legislatively … Continue reading "Dalhousie University Built Environment Accessibility Audit Tool"

June 29, 2020


Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

With a desire to provide an efficient desktop service and improve the overall student experience, Saskatchewan Polytechnic invested in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technology. With approximately 3,300 lab computers, supporting 150+ programs a strategic decision was made to shift to desktop virtualization to support the modern learning needs of students and set the foundation for … Continue reading "Virtual Desktop Infrastructure"

June 29, 2020



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