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Toward Carbon Neutrality: Three Universities’ Journeys (PDF Presentation)

Toward Carbon Neutrality: Three Universities' Journeys (PDF Presentation)

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September 17, 2021




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


Biomass sustainable energy facility

Since 2011, a diverse group of dedicated professionals at Simon Fraser University have sought to evaluate, design, plan and construct an alternative energy source for heating the Burnaby campus to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets while meeting the thermal needs of the Burnaby Mountain community. Opened in October 2020, the facility provides our Burnaby … Continue reading "Biomass sustainable energy facility"

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


Transformational Change – Moving Ancillary Units to Fully Contributing For-Profit Business Enterprises

At McMaster University, like other Canadian universities and colleges, has a number of student support departments, also call ancillary services. These are activities the generally fall as secondary to the University’s mission, but are an essential part of student support activities. These services include: Housing and Conference Services, Hospitality and Catering Services, Campus Store, Media … Continue reading "Transformational Change – Moving Ancillary Units to Fully Contributing For-Profit Business Enterprises"

June 29, 2020


CORe Optimation of Lab Research Environment

Energy savings by reducing the ventilation rates measured in air change per hour (ACH) from the current level to 2 ACH, when the environment is sensed to be clean. Universities initiate discoveries and develop minds as their primary mission. A recent Harvard School of Public Health research paper indicated up to a 288% increase in … Continue reading "CORe Optimation of Lab Research Environment"

June 29, 2020



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