The Okanagan campus supports a population of over 6,200 FTE students and faculty and staff, with operations expanding over 110,000 m² of building space. The campus faces operational challenges in advancing towards carbon neutrality, including managing aspects of energy and waste reduction, transportation, and resource conservation.
The Okanagan campus is committed to integrating sustainable practices and infrastructure into its built environment and campus operations and is currently taking action in the following areas:
Managing GHG emissions through measuring, reporting and creating strategies to reduce energy consumption.
Managing building construction from the design phase to final occupancy is critical in reducing the campus' environmental footprint.
Initiatives to reduce recyclable materials from entering the landfill including recycling programs and composting.
Programs and initiatives aimed to reduce emissions from commuting, fleets, and travel including the U-PASS program, carpooling, and cycling.
Water management strategies and initiatives including enhancing water quality and increasing water conservation.
Design and management features such as reducing water required for irrigation, landscape design, and stormwater management.
The Okanagan campus' food services provider, Aramark, has changed its practices to support sustainability.
Last reviewed 3/28/2013 6:41:24 PM