Solar Panel installation at the University of Ottawa help reduce our greenhouse gas emissions

Our goal is to reduce our Direct Greenhouse Gas emissions by 34% from 2005 levels, by the year 2020.

We are committed to protecting the air we breathe and reducing our emissions to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Target

Reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 emissions) by 34% from 2005 levels by the year 2020. This means emitting no more than 13,000 tonnes of GHG emissions in 2020.

Progress

In 2015, our emissions were 17.5% below 2005 levels.

Programs

PROGRAMS

Solar Panels
Photovoltaic solar panels are being deployed on campus as a renewable source of energy. We are continuously looking for opportunities to diversify our energy sources to incorporate renewable energy.

Green Power
Custom power alternative are available on campus such as Bullfrog Power which uses energy from renewable and low impact sources. The Institute of the Environment uses Bull Frog Power for its offices.

Hybrid Vehicles
In order to reduce emissions, Protection Services has converted their entire fleet to hybrid vehicles.

Clean Air Tips

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