UVic, SFU take steps to reduce carbon footprints

Two postsecondary institutions in British Columbia have recently taken steps to reduce their carbon footprints. The University of Victoria has announced that it is planning to transition its heat and hot water systems to low-carbon energy. The institution is exploring a variety of technologies that it could use to transition from using natural gas, such as thermal energy recovery, heat pumps, and low-carbon building materials. UVic plans to reduce its emissions by 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2040. Simon Fraser University is making headway on divestment plans announced in 2021, and its Student Investment Advisory Service Fund and Beedie Endowment Asset Management Fund have also committed to be fossil fuel free by the end of the year. UVic| SFU Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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