Goal: Become a Net Energy Producer
Produce carbon-free, on-site power that meets or exceeds needs for campus facilities operations and staff, faculty and student use.
Manage energy and materials demand efficiently.
Why we're working towards it:
- Energy will be produced without health risks in production, use or disposal.
Steps we're taking:
- At Burnaby campus, our comprehensive energy conservation program includes solar and distributed power projects.
- The Burnaby campus AFRESH home demonstrates photovoltaic and fuel cell distributed electricity generation research.
- The solar canopy on the Burnaby campus demonstrates innovative efficient renewable energy use through design.
Focuses: Passive solar gain, renewable energy technologies, on-site co-generation of heat and power, distributed and networked systems, energy cascading and waste heat exchange, matching supply quality to need and other energy conservation measures, regular measurement, reduction of consumption, waste and emissions.