Various levels of governments have signaled that regulations and requirements will become increasingly stringent, with increasing pressure on anchor organizations like Post-Secondary Institutions to become leaders in the transition to a zero carbon future. This challenge represents a tremendous opportunity, not only to reduce their carbon emissions, but also to enhance their brand perception and triple bottom line.
The Zero Carbon Campus Initiative is a holistic methodology that generates a roadmap to a zero carbon campus. We view buildings and landscapes as a system rather than a set of individual components. RWDI and DIALOG’s process involves establishing a baseline for the entire campus and then testing the relative benefits of carbon strategies and scenarios over time to allow realistic future- casting and target setting.