The Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (“Humber”) was established in 1967 and is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions serving more than 29,200 full-time students and 56,000 continuing education registrants. Their 170 full-time programs include graduate certificates, four-year bachelor’s degrees, two and three-year diplomas, one and two-year certificates and apprenticeship training.
As part of their sustainability initiatives, Humber authorized the development of an Integrated Energy Master Plan (IEMP) in 2015 looking forward to 2034. Their IEMP included goals to:
- Reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2034
- Reduce source energy use by 50 per cent per square foot by 2034
- Reduce water use by 50 per cent per student by 2034
Learn more about Humber‘s sustainability plans.
Number of Buildings in the Portfolio Enrolled in GWI
GHG Emissions Intensity
Total GHG Emissions
Accomplishments at the Building Portfolio
Integrated Energy MasterPlan & Comprehensive Energy Management Program
Net Zero Energy Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation - LEED New Construction Platinum Certified
Humber’s Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Program Collaboration to supporting Affordable Housing with Parkdale Activity - Recreation Centre (PARC)
Lighting Retrofits and Networked Lighting Management System Implemented at 20 Buildings
More than 1 MW of Photovoltaic Solar at Humber's North Campus
Building Nx Zero Carbon Retrofit - First Retrofit Project in Canada to Achieved the Zero Carbon (ZCB) Design Certification from the Canada Green Building Council
Profiles presented are based on information provided by participants. Participants’ GHG emissions performance published are based on utility data submitted and converted to GHG emissions. The emission factors applied aligns with the period of energy data reported (2019). The emission factors utilized for the conversion are calculated based on a combination of sources: Government of Canada (National Inventory Report & Canada’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements), Government of Ontario (Guide: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting), The Atmospheric Fund (A Clearer View on Ontario’s Emissions – Electricity emissions factors and guidelines) and Enbridge Gas Inc. (Chemical Composition of Natural Gas).