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TRU Building Energy Study Reports

Fortis Custom Design Program Reports 2016

Continuous Optimization Program Investigation Reports


TRU Carbon Neutral Action Reports

TRU has been a carbon neutral institution since 2009. Like all other BC public institutions, we report annually on greenhouse gases to the BC government from four main sources: natural gas usage, electricity usage, fuel from fleet vehicles, and paper usage.


TRU Composting for a Green Campus

This report outlines the findings from a January to April 2014 pilot study on composting food waste at the TRU Kamloops campus. It was conducted by TRU co-op research student Allysha Sorba.

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TRU Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment

As part of the Plug-in BC program, the Fraser Basin Council and FleetCarma partnered with the TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability to determine electric vehicle suitability for its fleet during the 2013-2014 school year. Fourteen of its fleet vehicles were involved in the assessment and after a three week period that assessed driving patterns, it was determined that many of the vehicles were suitable to be replaced — once they came to the end of their life-cycle — with an electric vehicle. It was determined that the extra up-front retail cost of doing so would be more than offset by the long-term savings during the anticipated life span of an electric vehicle.


TRU Investments Information

TRU Has adopted the UN's principles of responsible investing. TRU is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (those who manage TRU’s funds already are) and TRU has changed its Investment Objectives Policy to reflect this participation. According to the UN PRI website, “Responsible investment is an approach to investment that explicitly acknowledges the relevance to the investor of environmental, social and governance factors, and of the long-term health and stability of the market as a whole. It recognizes that the generation of long-term sustainable returns is dependent on stable, well-functioning and well governed social, environmental and economic systems.” With respect to fossil fuels, this allows TRU to be engaged and invest in those corporations that are actively searching for cleaner methods of fossil fuel extraction, alternative forms of renewable/clean energy and reclamation, while yielding returns that support the needs of TRU’s students and researchers.


TRU Marketing and Communication Research Project

This report, conducted between January and April 2012, lays out nine recommendations for the TRU Sustainability Office to consider in order to A) promote its very existence to the TRU community, and B) better promote the variety of initiatives that it's involved with.

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TRU Orientation Survey Results

These are the results from surveys of responses from students during TRU orientations in September 2013 and January 2014.

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TRU Strategic Energy Managment Plan

TRU's Strategic Energy Management Plan is a working document that demonstrates environmental leadership and stewardship throughout campus buildings and grounds. It is updated annually by the Sustainability Office and identifies energy efficiency objectives in order to continuously reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, costs, and maintenance needs, while maintaining work and study spaces that are safe, healthy, and inviting to be in. In order to achieve these objectives it will implement and/or improve upon the following:

  • Sound operating and maintenance practices
  • Institution wide "green" purchasing policies
  • Incorporating energy efficiency into all new building designs
  • Utilizing an effective monitoring and tracking system
  • Engaging with energy users by implementing effective behaviour change programs
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TRU Sustainability Literacy Assessment

The purpose of the survey is to measure student, staff and faculty participation in particular green behaviours, and their awareness and attitude towards energy conservation and other green initiatives at work. The analysis has been conducted for TRU by Prism Engineering Limited.

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TRU Sustainability Office Internal Review

This self-assessment report for the TRU Sustainability Office includes the following sections:

  • Overview of the office
  • Leading universities in the field of sustainability
  • TRU's progress relative to leading university benchmarks
  • Assessment of the sustainability program currently
  • Three-year action plan, with benchmarks
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TRU Transportation Demand Management Study

This 2012 report, conducted by Urban Systems Limited, provides a comprehensive snapshot of all of the major issues regarding getting to and from campus.

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TRU Waste Audit Reports

Waste audits provide valuable data, information and recommendations on how TRU can better manage its solid waste on an on-going basis in order to help meet the long-term goal of diverting 95% of its waste from the landfill.


TRU Workplace Conservation Awareness Survey

This report summarizes the results from the 2013 survey TRU conducted in November and December 2013. The purpose of the survey is to measure student, staff and faculty participation in particular green behaviours and their awareness and attitude towards energy conservation and other green initiatives at work. The analysis has been conducted for TRU by Prism Engineering Limited.

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TRU Zero Waste Quiz/Survey Report

This report summarizes the results from a TRU Zero Waste quiz/survey conducted as part of the TRU Student Sustainability Ambassadors Program (SSAP).

Zero Waste Quiz/ Survey Results Fall 2017
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