SFU wins APPA 2018 sustainability award
Simon Fraser University has been awarded the 2018 Sustainability Innovation Award in Facilities Management at this year’s APPA Annual Conference in Washington D.C. The award recognizes the institution’s efforts to implement a standardized four-stream Zero Waste system uniformly across all three campuses.
“As SFU continues to advance sustainability into all aspects of the university, it is an honor to be recognized for innovation in sustainability by our fellow university facilities family,” says Todd Gattinger, director of maintenance and operations at Facilities Services.
Introduced in 2014, SFU’s Zero Waste Initiative had a strategic target to divert a minimum of 70 per cent of waste from landfills by 2015. Within two years, SFU reached its diversion targets and has since divertedmore than 2,700 tonnes of operational waste from the landfill, resulting in large reduction of carbon dioxide and methane emissions.