We are committed to creating an efficient campus that reduces its impact on the environment.
Students walking through campus

Vision for energy management

Our vision is to create a campus that procures its energy from clean and renewable resources.

Energy saving tips

Remember that the smallest actions contribute to the greatest change.

Power down your computer
Activate your energy saving settings and turn off your computer and monitor at the end of the day.

Take the stairs
Whenever possible, use the stairs instead of the elevator.

Flick off
Turn off the lights when you leave a room.

Dress for the weather
Check the weather before you leave and make sure to dress in layers.

workspace with laptop turned off
uOttawa building with mechanical equipment inside

EcoProsperity Program

The EcoProsperity program is a series of energy retrofits on campus designed to reduce energy consumption, lower costs, and help the planet.

A person looks up at some pipes in the tunnels under the campus

District heating and cooling

The University of Ottawa's campus utilizes a district heating and cooling loop. This means all the buildings are connected by tunnels under ground that allows energy to be shared between the power plant and buildings.

An employee uses a wrench in the uOttawa Power plant

Demand Management of Energy (DR3)

During the hottest days of the year, the University is called upon by the Province to reduce its energy consumption to preserve the electrical grid. On these days we implement energy reduction measures which include turning off non-essential lighting and rotating ventilation.

Do something for Earth Hour

Help us change the story when it comes to sustainability on campus.
Learn more about Earth Hour at uOttawa