Sustainability and Energy Management
At Brandon University healthy and sustainable building and outdoor spaces are an extremely important part of the high quality environment we provide. We strive to reduce our ecological footprint by advocating for action to protect the integrity of natural systems and are willing to share this information beyond our campus, wherever it is needed.
Brandon University LED Lighting Retrofit Project
In 2019 Brandon University working with MB Hydro embarked on a four year energy retrofit LED lighting project. The LED upgrade project scope includes all the interior, exterior, parking lot and pedestrian lighting on campus.
To kick off this program, a lighting audit of all campus lighting was performed to establish a return on investment (ROI) payback calculation. The results have proven that this energy enhancement will be paid off in an estimated 2yrs based on savings of utility energy watts consumed. We are also at the same time upgrading to new ballasts for each fixture to offer better compatible with LED bulb and extend the useful life of the fixture.
Benefits of LED Lighting
- Very long lifespan expectancy of 10 to 15 years providing very low maintenance costs
- LED lights consume up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs leading to lower utility costs.
- LED`s are extremely Energy Efficient and provide better lighting quality
- High shock resistance
- No danger of burning
- No start-up delay
Energy Efficiency Resources
Creating Eco-friendly Rules for Campus
- Turn off everything
- Using LED light bulbs
- Reduce, Reuse, Recyle
- Water- usage control
- Buy recyclable and eco friendly products
- User power bars
- Use electronics instead of paper
- Water refilling bottle stations
- Car pooling
Waste and Recycling
Brandon University is committed to becoming a zero waste community. To help achieve this goal, we currently recycle paper, plastic, glass batteries, food waste etc. We can help keep our campus clean and green by keeping garbage off the ground and litter out of landfills by properly disposing of waste in the numerous garbage and recycling containers that are located around campus.
Brandon University encourages waste reduction while striving to divert land fill waste to meet and/or exceed current legislative requirements. Creating an educational platform to share goals and work collectively with internal and external clients to meet overall success and continual improvement.
Our Routine Services Include:
- Cardboard and paper bins
- Mixed recycling
Battery Recycling | Car Battery Recycling | Canadian Energy (cdnrg.com)
Recycle Light Bulbs in Manitoba – Product Care Recycling
City of Brandon – Household Hazardous Waste
City of Brandon
City of Brandon – Recycling Info
Waste Manitoba Guidelines
Province of Manitoba
Conservation and Climate | Province of Manitoba (gov.mb.ca)
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