Our services support and strengthen sustainability initiatives, and are offered free of charge to SFU departments, organizations, contracted businesses, students, faculty, and staff members.
Sustainability Strategic Planning
To integrate industry excellence standards into current departmental operations, we can support you to assess risks and opportunities, conduct comparative analyses, develop goals, implementation plans, engagement designs, and evaluation metrics.
Assessments, Tools and Checklists
To align departmental decisions and develop university-wide projects, we assist project and department leads to implement their sustainability action plans, integrate sustainability into their management policies and systems.
Incubation of Sustainability Leadership Initiatives
To advance signature sustainability projects, we convene with different stakeholders and may provide sponsorship for up to three years. In addition, to celebrate and recognize SFU's excellence in sustainability, we coordinate awards nominations and strengthen funding applications for the SFU community and partners.
Sustainable Spaces Certification
To provide an opportunity for SFU departments, contracted vendors and individuals to help SFU reach its sustainability goals, we provide self-guided checklists, toolkits, prizes and events to SFU offices, labs, food vendors and event organizers.
Measurement, Reporting and Business Intelligence
To track and assess departmental sustainability progress, we provide SFU-specific data, reports and research, sector-specific sustainability best practice measures and assessment metrics, and comparative analysis.
- SFU Sustainability Dashboard (formerly Sustainability Reporting Initiative SRI): a snapshot of our most recent data compiled into one digital report.
- Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System™ (STARS): a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.
Communication, Recognition and Brand Narrative
To promote SFU sustainability innovation, research, engagement and leadership, we promote stories within and beyond the University, consult on sustainability brand, and share opportunities and events on campus.