Climate and Energy Data

Objective O1:

By 2019, develop a long-term Climate and Energy Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050; decrease Scope 1/2 emissions by 17.5% by 2025


Completed (2019) Somewhat complete (2025)
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Waterloo completed development of its Shift:Neutral climate action plan throughout 2019, which was approved in early 2020.

As implementation proceeds, progress will need to be accelerated to offset the increase of grid emission changes and a growing campus. In future reports, the indicator will pivot to the 2025 target within Shift:Neutral as well as actions completed to advance the target, some of which are already underway.


Objective O2:

Implement cost-effective and practical strategies to reduce or minimize growth in energy use on campus

Progress: Started

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Description: Waterloo’s overall energy consumption continues to increase in aggregate and on an intensity basis. Although some energy efficiency projects have been implemented, they are not enough to offset growth of the campus.