U of G gets $25 million for water and energy conservation

The University of Guelph has received $25 million from the Ontario government to support its ongoing energy and water conservation efforts.

The money comes from the province’s greenhouse gas campus retrofits program within its larger climate change action plan.

Plans include upgrading and expanding the heat recovery system, installing real-time energy monitoring meters and a new electric boiler and pursuing other projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The provincial money includes $9.5 million in grants and $16.8 million in interest-free loans. Buildings to be upgraded will include the W.F. Mitchell Athletics Centre and Rozanski Hall, the largest classroom facility on campus.