Since 2022

OUR PROGRAM

The Post-Secondary Climate Challenge is a member and data driven program which brings together post-secondary schools to collaborate and achieve deep reductions in energy use, utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The program engages member institutions through comparative energy use data, workshops and cohort projects which help members plan and meet their environmental goals.

Members of the Post-Secondary Climate Challenge will:

  • Identify high potential energy and emissions reduction opportunities
  • Establish and track achievable energy and emissions reduction targets benchmarked against peers
  • Access expert technical advice and support on energy efficiency and carbon emissions
  • Collaborate with like-minded institutions on strategies to save energy and reduce utility costs and emissions
  • Help determine shared goals and priorities for 2022
  • Be recognized for leadership in energy efficiency and carbon reduction
  • Celebrate top-performing post-secondary schools

DATA-DRIVEN COLLABORATION

Initial Weather-Normalized Data of Ontario Colleges

Image of Post Secondary Climate Challenge Savings Potential Graph.

Initial weather-normalized energy target analysis has been performed for the 23 (of 24) Ontario colleges which reported 2019 data. Results shown highlight the range of savings potential and were reviewed at the OCFMA meeting on April 6, 2021. Further adjustments for variables such as heating and cooling system types can be expected to move some colleges up and down the chart but will not change the overall picture of the magnitude of achievable savings.

INVESTMENT

The Post-Secondary Climate Challenge is a member-driven program managed by the not-for-profit Climate Challenge Network. Annual membership fees are based on the total building area for the institution plus the number of campuses and individual buildings for which data analysis is provided:

Small

0 – 1M ft2

$3,000/institution + $1,000/additional campus over 1 + $700/additional building over 3

Medium

1 – 2M ft2

$4,000/institution + $1,000/additional campus over 1 + $700/additional building over 3

Large

> 2M ft2

$5,000/institution + $1,000/additional campus over 1 + $700/additional building over 3