News & Events

Chasing the Peak

McMaster University’s Chasing the Peak Initiative is back again for its third year. This initative involves keeping a close watch on peak demand usage forecasts to take advantage of time-use pricing. By adjusting your energy use during peak demand periods, it is possible to signitficantly reduce McMaster's electrical costs. Click here for more information.

E-Waste Collection

Twice a year Facility Services will be collecting worn/used/old electronics to be properly disposed. There will be a tent set up in front of the Grassy Mall across from University Hall. This is a free event and a great way to recycle your electronics. Please look out for e-mail notices of this event, which usually occurs in April and October of each year.

To see what electronics we will accept click here.

Bike to Work Day 2016

Bike To Work Day was a success! On May 30th we handed out over 200 granola bars to cyclists on campus and had over 25 people get their bikes washed and repaired. Thanks to MaCycle for your participation and Smart Commute for your support!

2015 Sustainability Report

See what McMaster Sustainability accomplished in 2015. Click here for the 2015 report.

UI GreenMetric Ranking

Congratulations to McMaster University for being 3rd most Sustainable Campus in Canada! Read more UI GreenMetric Univeristy Ranking of World Universities 2015 Report.

Bicycle Friendly Business Award

Congratulations to McMaster University for winning the Bicycle Friendly Business Award! Read more here.

Shut the Sash WINNER!

The winner is John Hodgins Engineering Building!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Shut the Sash initiative. JHE was the top performing building in overall improvement of Fume Hood use.

The award will be given on Oct. 29th at our Annual Sustainability Day Event!

Chasing the Peak WINNER!

The winner for this year is Psychology Building!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Chasing the Peak this season. Facility Services has worked diligently to reduce our peak on several occasions throuhgout the summer and early fall.

Visit the Chasing the Peak page for more information on the inititiative.

Mac Farmstand's Last Day for the Season!

Mac Farmstand is a student-run farmers market on campus selling local fresh produce. There last day is Thursday Oct. 29th. Come out one more time for some local produce!

Bike Share at McMaster

This bike share program allows students and staff to rent bicycles from any of the Bike Share stations as long as they have membership to this system. The bicycles can be taken anywhere in the City of Hamilton and can be returned to any of the stations. For more information click here.

LED Lighting

McMaster Facilities Services lighting retrofit project has so far been a success. Read more about it here!

Contact Us




Phone (ext. 27517)



Upcoming Events

E-Waste Collection

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

10am - 2pm

Grassy Mall across from University Hall.

Sustainability Day

Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 2016

12 - 3pm

Student Centre Atrium.


Sustainability Tips

The following links give tips on how to be sustianable in your daily life.

Energy Efficiency Tips:
Direct Energy Tips
Hydro One Tips
100 Ways to Save Energy at Home

Waste Conservation Tips:
11 Ways to avoid Food Waste
Think Eat Save: Reduce Good Waste

Water Conservation Tips
25 Ways to Conserve Water in the Home and Yard
100+ Ways to Save Water

Transportation Conservation Tips
Fuel Saving Tipsl