Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, Ryerson is home to more than 45,300 students, including 2,600 Master’s and PhD students, 3,800 faculty and staff, and nearly 198,000 alumni worldwide.
As part of its commitment to delivering an exceptional educational experience, Ryerson is developing sustainable operating practices and capital investment strategies. This commitment is rooted in the shared responsibility to build and operate a campus that reduces the collective impact on the environment while contributing to the overall well-being of its students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Ryerson continuously seeks new and innovative ways to demonstrate sustainability leadership in its academic research, teaching, learning, engagement and operations. As a university, Ryerson appreciates the importance of sharing its learnings with the community and other institutions that are looking to do the same.
Number of Buildings in the Portfolio Enrolled in GWI
GHG Emissions Intensity
Total GHG Emissions
Accomplishments at the Building Portfolio
Campus-wide Sub-metering Program
Energy Conservation Target of 10 per cent Reduction in Energy Use Intensity (EUI) for 2019-2024
Partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to Share Learnings
Retro-commissioning Initiatives at Victoria Building, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, and Mattamy Athletic Centre resulting in annual reduction of 152 tonnes of CO2
Steam Trap Upgrades for District Steam across Campus resulting in annual reduction of 55 tonnes of CO2
Established Qualitative Conservation Goals
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).