Energy Services

We remain dedicated to providing a range of energy services in alignment with our Energy Master Plan. This plan offers crucial strategic guidance for reducing energy usage, emissions, and utility costs, as well as enhancing campus engagement. All these efforts contribute to our university’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Some ways you can take part in reducing our energy demands include:

  • Turning off all non-essential lighting;
  • Turning off computers, printers, and photocopiers overnight and on weekends;
  • Closing windows, curtains, and blinds to keep the sun out and retain cooler air inside
  • Decreasing the usage of electricity-intensive equipment

To learn more about ways you can help reduce energy on campus and at home and for information about sustainable energy initiatives on campus, visit Sustainability Carleton for more tips and resources.

Indoor Air Quality

At Carleton, we are committed to promptly and professionally addressing any Indoor Air Quality concerns expressed by our staff and students. Our primary aim is to create a safe and pleasant environment where the university community can engage in studies, teaching, and research.

Building Ventilation System Operation and Reporting

We are responsible for operating and maintaining all heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (HVAC) across the campus. If you encounter any issues with these systems, please contact our FMP Service Centre (ext. 3668). We will assess the issue and, if necessary, collaborate with Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) to resolve it.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Investigation Procedure

Concerns related to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) are addressed following this procedure:

  1. Notify the area supervisor about the IAQ concern.
  2. Report the concern to the FMP Service Centre.
  3. The FMP Service Centre will initiate an IAQ Complaint Report and coordinate the investigation with the relevant personnel.

If the issue cannot be resolved through operational adjustments or maintenance tasks, additional investigation may be required by EH&S.