Energy & GHG Emissions Projects

Carbon Neutral Building Project

Walker Environmental Group Walker Environmental Group (WEG), a division of Niagara’s Walker Industries, created a carbon neutral building service, intended to provide an alternative to sustainable buildings that is more […]

Demand Response Program

In Spring 2013, Niagara College became a participant in the Demand Response DR3 program for both the Welland Campus and Niagara on the Lake Campus. The Ontario Demand Response Program […]

Embedded Energy Manager

In 2012, Niagara College received a grant from the Ontario Power Authority (now IESO) to hire an Embedded Energy Manager (EEM) on a contract until December 31, 2014. The OPA […]

Geothermal Heat Pumps

The Rankin Technology Building features a geothermal heat pump to help heat and cool the building, that was implemented in 2009. The 265 kW vertical system has over 40 drops […]

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

The Welland Campus HVAC systems upgrade in 2009, has dramatically reduced energy consumption. Two highly efficient, Canadian-made chillers use oil-less technology and magnetic bearings to reduce friction and increase electrical […]

Lighting Adjustments

Have you noticed some of the lights have been turned off at the Welland Campus? Reducing energy consumption is one of the five sustainability targets, and as a strategy, several […]

Lighting Audit

During the summer of 2014, a complete lighting audit was done for both the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses revealing a total of26,114 light bulbs, being one third of our total […]

Lighting Retrofits

Starting in 2013, Facilities Management is beginning the process of retrofitting lighting across the Welland Campus and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus.┬áNiagara College utilizes a wide range of lighting including: Compact Fluorescent […]

Motion Sensors

Wondering why lights are turning off without anyone doing it manually? Motion sensors have been installed campus wide to conserve energy by automatically turning the lights off when there are […]

Solar Panels

Niagara College has 500 solar panels on the roof of the Voyageur Building at the Welland Campus. The 95kW roof mounted photovoltaic system is capable of producing a maximum annual […]

Sustainable Transportation

Getting to and from campus can be a challenge, especially for students who are travelling to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. Niagara College recognizes this, and there are many options to get […]

Utility Sub-Metering

Facilities Management is increasing the utility sub-metering at Niagara College. The electricity, natural gas and water sub-metering will allow for more detailed information to be gathered which will allow more […]

Wind Turbine

A wind turbine was installed at the Welland Campus in 2009. The vertical wind turbine located outside the Rankin Technology Centre powers a portion of the building. The wind turbine […]

Window Film

Niagara College has installed window film in the Benchmark Restaurant, the at the Armoury at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, the SAC Board Room in Welland, and the Wine Visitor and Education […]