Despite continued campus growth, UBC Okanagan achieved a 17 per cent reduction in absolute carbon emissions in 2015. This reduced the campus' carbon offset liability by almost $14,000 and carbon emissions by 524 tCO2e, the equivalency of 111 passenger vehicles driven for one year.
These improvements are attributed to a strategic focus on emissions and energy efficiencies in campus buildings, as well as programs that focus on water and waste reduction.
Download the 2015 Carbon Neutral Action Report for an overview of conservation measures and sustainability programs implemented at UBC Okanagan over the past year. It is available at: sustain.ok.ubc.ca/reports/cnar.
If you have any questions contact Leanne Bilodeau, associate director of sustainability operations, at email@example.com or 250.807.8938.