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Media Advisory - Queen's University receives cheque from Utilities Kingston

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

KINGSTON – In recognition of Queen’s University’s effort to create a smaller carbon footprint, Utilities Kingston is presenting the university with an incentive cheque for $717,951. As part of its CAPIt program, Queen’s has spent over $10 million on capital costs for carbon reduction initiatives and this new funding will be used for building retrofit and water conservation initiatives.

In 2017, Queen’s has saved enough water to service 3,700 four-person homes for one year. Its also saved 2.95 GWh of electricity, enough to power 295 average Ontario homes for one year.

What

The CAPit program is a $10.7-million energy performance contract with Honeywell, an international energy services company. The project will implement more than 170 individual energy conservation measures in 66 campus buildings.

The projects included as part of the program included heat recovery in Chernoff Hall, HVAC upgrades in several buildings, water conservation measures in the majority of bathrooms across campus. As well as building envelop work and lighting upgrades.

Installation work began in May 2016 and will be complete in December 2017.

When/Where

The cheque is being presented on Thursday, October 26 at 12:15 pm at Richardson Hall.

The media is asked to confirm their attendance.

Contact

Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca

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