Energy Commitment

In 2010, SFU signed a Statement of Action committing itself to institutional energy savings goals as a means to support the Sustainability Policy (GP 38).

The Statement of Action commits SFU to:

  • Reduce total energy consumption by a minimum of 2% per year
  • Develop achievable and practical plans to achieve our reduction goals
  • Support the provincial government's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 33% below 2007 levels by 2020, to achieve the goal of 80% reduction by 2050
  • Implement a rigorous measurement and verification procedure, and strive to be fully accountable for our actions
  • Exercise leadership in engaging the university community to contribute to saving energy through behavioural change and educational events

The University's 2018 Strategic Energy Management Plan (SEMP) supports the University Sustainability Plan and its long term commitment to energy efficiency and conservation. The SEMP provides a strategic framework for minimizing energy consumption by describing energy conservation actions currently underway as well as planned actions to guide the University's efforts in meeting its energy conservation commitments.