Langara Exceeds Energy Savings Targets
Vancouver, BC – Langara College has successfully met and exceeded the energy savings targets set out in its 2009-2014 Strategic Energy Management Plan. This accomplishment was recognized by its inclusion in the 2013 Carbon Neutral Government Year in Review report.
In 2009, with the support from BC Hydro, Langara created a Strategic Energy Management Plan. It outlined the College’s five-year plan to meet and exceed BC government regulations and industry benchmarks. As part of this plan, Langara set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy use in existing buildings by 15 per cent. To date, the College has exceeded targets and achieved a 19 per cent reduction in energy use.
“Over the past five years, we have taken a detailed look at our operations and implemented numerous energy saving projects ranging from creative lighting retrofits to optimized building heating and cooling schedules,” said Langara’s Energy and Building Operations Manager Patricia Baker. “We’re proud to be taking a leadership role with initiatives that reduce our environmental impact and enable us to be more resilient to rising energy cost.”
With consultation from Prism Engineering, Langara has established a foundation in achieving continuous energy savings and improvement. The College will continue to host a variety of campus engagement activities to encourage students, staff, faculty, and the community to participate in energy conservation actions.
For more information on Langara’s energy management initiatives, please visit the website or read the College’s 2013 Carbon Neutral Action Report. To view carbon neutral actions reports by other BC public sector organizations visit the Government of BC website.
Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College provides Post-degree, University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara's expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path.
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