Brock University

Committing Member

Brock University is a place where left-brained and right-brained thinking come together. Over 18,000 students and 500 faculty are engaged in dedicated programs of teaching, research and learning, focused on fostering both analytical thinking and creative sensitivities. Set atop the Niagara Escarpment within the heart of Southern Ontario’s Greenbelt, Brock’s campus is part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

At Brock, sustainability and community involvement are viewed as crucial to the development of intelligent, well-rounded members of society. Brock is committed to creating a sustainable campus through programs and services that students and staff can help reduce waste, conserve energy through recycling, re-deploying furniture, and many other initiatives.

Baseline Year:


2016 GHG Emissions:

0.1186 CO2e/SqM

Reduction Target:

20% Intensity (Intensity-based targets are less stringent than absolute targets, as they account for organizational growth.)

Recent Goals & Focus Areas

Recent Sustainable Projects

Main Campus Lighting Retrofits (2015)

Brock replaced existing lighting with energy efficient lighting at its main campus. By replacing the lighting in favor of more efficient options, the following benefits were observed:

  • Saved 85,500 kWh
  • Saved a total of $10,250 annually
  • 2.39 year payback period

Engine Replacement Study for Co-generation Plant (2015)

District Heating Loop Study (2015)

Improved Chiller Efficiency (2014)

By improving the efficiency of the chillers in the cooling system, Brock was able to make significant strides in reducing their carbon emissions. The benefits of this capital investment project are as follows:

  • Daily energy savings of 2500 kWh of electricity
  • Annual GHG savings of 392 tonnes of CO2e