Industry Canada’s Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP), introduced in 2009, was a two-year, $2-billion investment in renovations and new facilities at universities and colleges across Canada. Enerlife was retained to evaluate energy savings in these buildings and to document their design characteristics and modeled energy usage. We estimated that overall, KIP investments reduced the total energy consumption by over 1.3 million GJ and reduced GHG emissions by more than 175,000 tonnes of CO2, which will save universities and colleges over $23 million per year in operating costs.
Our final report is available for download and viewing. It is also available on Industry Canada’s website.