Seasonal Shutdown Campaign

Seasonal Shutdown Campaign

Departments across campus joined together to reduce UBC’s environmental footprint over the December 2016 winter holiday.

Implementing a small series of energy saving measures across campus during the nine-day break resulted in significant savings. We reduced energy costs by $20,500, energy consumption went down 356,900 kWh (the equivalent of running 4,350 refrigerators over the same period), and we reduced carbon emissions by 13 tonnes (equivalent to 10 round trip flights from Vancouver to Ottawa).

Overall, the campaign affected over 30 buildings and engaged 35 departments and 1,300 people.