UNB commits to increasing energy efficiency and reducing fossil fuel consumption on both campuses to reach its carbon-neutral goal by 2050.

UNB plans on making major changes to the infrastructure by 2025 while working to shift the behaviours of the campuses' occupants and increase its users' efficiency.

Existing successes

  • The active Energy Management Program on the Fredericton campus saved millions of dollars and increased the energy efficiency
  • LEED Gold certified Hans W. Klohn Commons building
  • Kinesiology Building built to LEED Gold and WELL certification standards 
  • Eleven BOMA BESt buildings at UNB Fredericton
  • The UNB Fredericton campus received STARS Silver rating

Did you know the building automation system allows the buildings' steam and energy consumption to be tracked on the UNB Fredericton campus?

Improve campus energy systems

  • Increase biomass as a fuel source in the Central Heating Plant (FR)
  • Invest in renewable energy (FR/SJ)
  • Invest in a co-generation system, which uses excess energy from electricity generation to produce steam (FR)
  • Refrigerant phase out (FR/SJ)

Reduce the consumption of energy on campus

  • LED retrofit (FR/SJ)
  • Building control upgrades (FR/SJ)
  • Reduce energy consumption through occupant education (FR/SJ)

Improve campus infrastructure standards

  • Establish an institutional green building policy (FR/SJ)
  • Establish preventative maintenance standards (FR/SJ)
  • Upgrade procurement policy to incorporate sustainability (FR/SJ)