• The Green Gryphon Initiative aims to significantly advance sustainability at the University of Guelph

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  • We’re trying to advance sustainability at the University of Guelph by

    reducing both the demand and consumption of energy and water

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  • We’re trying to advance sustainability at the University of Guelph by

    investing in a more efficient energy infrastructure

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  • We’re trying to advance sustainability at the University of Guelph by

    engaging campus & community through participation in various energy and water conservation retrofit programs that achieve inspiring results.

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Our Core Focus

Through planned Resource Conservation and Community Engagement Strategies the Green Gryphon Initiative will save the University $2.5 million a year in utility costs while reducing our GHG emissions by 4.7 million Kg of eCO2/ year!

Our goal is to achieve the following yearly reductions and savings by 2017

  • Electrical Consumption

    Reduced by 8.04%
    Baseline
    108,259,275kW
    Annual Savings
    8,700,187 kW
  • Electrical Demand (annual)

    Reduced by 13.93%
    Baseline
    217,370 kW
    Annual Savings
    30,289.9 kW
  • Natural Gas

    Reduced by 2.32%
    Baseline
    18,170,253 m3
    Annual Savings
    421,038 m3
  • Water

    Reduced by 7.79%
    Baseline
    605,883 m3
    Annual Savings
    47,180 m3
  • Total in $

    Reduced by 10.62%
    Baseline
    $ 21,141,978
    Annual Savings
    $ 2,244,620
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Creating a Culture of Continual Improvement

This project aims to establish a strong sustainability mission in which we will strive to continually;


  • Decrease our Collective Environmental Footprint

    Decrease our Collective Environmental Footprint

    Create and manage a Cleaner and Greener Campus by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 4.7 million Kg of eCO2/ year and looking for potential in renewable and alternative energy and conservation technologies.
  • Reduce Cost through Energy Savings

    Reduce Cost through Energy Savings

    Create and manage a Sustainable Campus Energy Plan with a reduction of $2.5million in utility costs through increasing efficiency of energy systems, using smart monitoring technologies and stimulating a campus culture of conservation.
  • Build Support within our Community

    Build Support within our Community

    Create and manage opportunities for people within the University of Guelph community to become involved in sustainability strategies through participation in energy and water conservation retrofit programs.
  • Collective Environmental Footprint

    Inspire Knowledge and Learning

    Create and manage learning forums for students, staff & faculty, and members of the broader community to share in the development of more sustainable and resilient community.
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Who we are

We’re a group of passionate students, administrators and change makers who are committed towards advancing sustainability at the University of Guelph.

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