Energy Savings

McMaster University’s Facility Services has implemented many sustainability initiatives and energy conservation projects which contribute to the progress of campus sustainability. Decreasing water consumption, GHG emissions, and operating costs while improving the carbon footprint and energy management is something that McMaster’s Office of Sustainability is committed to.

The graphs below show that the overall consumption of gas and electricity have increased at a significantly lower rate than the student population and that consumption on a per student basis has dropped significantly. Electricity and natural gas consumption per student has dropped by around 40% since 2002, while water consumption per student has dropped more than 50%. (Note: These graphs are based on student enrolment information from the Office for Institutional Research and analysis). Check out McMaster’s 11-year Sustainable Trends here and McMaster’s Energy Management Plan to learn more.











May 11, 2017