The SO understands that there is a lot of information about the environment and sustainability as it relates to Trent's Campus. In this section we strive to provide ready access to that information. If you know of a helpful report that we don't have listed, please let us know.
Green Metric - Trent submitted to the World Green Metric in 2018 for the first time and received a ranking of 73rd of all participating universities. In 2019 we moved to the 66th position.
Sustainability Plan - In 2018, using guidelines provided by the provincial government ,Trent published our first Sustainability Plan.
Green Energy Act - Under Regulation 397/11 Trent University was required to provide energy use data on an annual basis to the Provincial Government. Please note that in a given year, we report on data from two years prior. For example, the 2018 report will highlight data from 2016. Under this same regulation, Trent was required to institute a 2014 Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan in and an updated ECDMP in 2019. Here are the annual reports for the following years:
Waste Diversion - Trent is required under Ontario Regulations 102/94 and 103/94 to perform an annual waste audit and use that information to develop strategies to improve waste reduction and diversion on campus. Audits estimate the campus performance of diversion systems using samples of waste. Trent's last three audit demonstrated a diversion rate over 80% while the 2020 audit estimates approximately 70% waste diversion from Landfill. Auditing is difficult during COVID operations however the SO will strive to re-audit as soon as feasible.
LEED Buildings (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) - Trent has two LEED projects on campus - The Life and Health Sciences Building and the addition to the PSB Wilson Athletics Complex. Below are the LEED Score Cards and highlight how these buildings achieved this certification.
- Life and Health Sciences Building, LEED Gold
- Addition to the PSB Wilson Athletics Complex, LEED Silver
Trent Lands - Trent has a vast campus of more than 1400acres and boasting more than 30kms of Trails through our campus nature areas. Trent is embarking on a process to streamline the land use planning on campus and for more information you can visit the Trent Lands website. The current and original guiding documents for land use are included here:
- Trent Lands Plan, 2013
- Endowment Lands Master Plan, 2006
- Athletics Master Plan, 2004
- Trent University Master Plan, 1964