Jan 25, 2011

January 25, 2011

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Langara was recognized as a 2009 Gold Champion Level Reporter by the CSA Climate Change, GHG Registries with a total score of 92/100 points. Since beginning the GHG Registry challenge in 2001, Langara has consistently achieved gold level status in all of its submissions. The title recognizes the highest level of achievement in our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

"We are pleased to achieve the Gold Champion level status once again from the GHG Registries. It acknowledges success in our environmental initiatives. Langara has a commitment to reducing our green house gas emissions and we look forward to challenging the GHG Registries each year," says Jay Strachan, Director, Facilities & Purchasing.

According to the Action Plan, in 2009, compared to 2007, Langara was able to decrease its GHG intensity savings (this means GHG savings per square meter) by 4.9 per cent, exceeding the original target of 4 per cent, and decreased gas intensity savings by 5.8 per cent, exceeding the target of 4 per cent.

Over the past 12 years, Langara has participated in various energy management activities, leading the way to more energy-efficient practices. Some examples include:

  • 1998: Langara joins the Energy Innovator Program
  • 2001: Langara issues an environmental responsibility policy and implements an energy upgrade
  • 2004: An energy team is developed
  • 2009: An Energy Manager is hired, and the Library and ‘C’ Building are constructed, built to LEED Gold Standards.

Since January 1, 2000, energy efficiency projects have saved Langara 10,200,000 kWh of electricity and 32,000 GJ of natural gas. This is equivalent to the power used by 1,000 homes and the natural gas used by 316 homes respectively in one year alone.

Read Langara’s Action Plan

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Jay Strachan
Director, Facilities & Purchasing