U of T commits to reducing St George campus emissions by half in 2027


The University of Toronto is accelerating its effort to decarbonize its St George campus by engaging in projects that will cut the campus’s emissions in half by 2027. The university is currently engaged in a $138M infrastructure project named Project Leap, which aims to help U of T reach its overall goal of achieving a climate-positive operating model by 2050. Using funds from the Canada Infrastructure Bank, U of T will begin to phase out natural gas in favour of electricity in the campus’s central steam plant and conduct deep retrofits on some of the university’s most energy-intensive buildings. “With 2030 just around the corner, we need to act immediately and decisively to tackle climate change,” said U of T’s Chief Operating Officer Ron Saporta.

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