Provincial grant to help Western reduce greenhouse emissions

April 4, 2018

Western University has received $11.6M from Ontario’s provincial government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Global News reports. The grant, part of an $85.2M funding package disbursed through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program, will enable Western to divert wasted heat from its power plant to other buildings, and to implement low-temperature heating systems in others. “Once this project is completed, heat recovery technology and renewable energy systems will be integrated throughout our campus, dramatically reducing our future carbon emissions,” said Paul Martin, Director of Business Operations at Western. According to a university press release, the grant will help Western reduce its emissions by 12% from 2016 levels, with an estimated savings of $1.6M. Global News | Western