Humber College Gets Big Energy Research Funding Infusion

August 31, 2016 By Carl Weinschenk

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Humber College in Toronto is receiving $24.98 million in funding for the study of energy efficiency-related issues.

InsideToronto says the money is coming through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund. The source of the funding will be the federal government ($21.68 million) and the province ($3.3 million).

The story says that $15.49 million will fund a interdisciplinary team at the Centre for Technology and Innovation. Part of the group’s mandate is to develop energy-efficient living environments. The Integrated College Energy Master Plan Implementation will use $9.49 million to study ways to cut energy use on the campus by 50 percent by 2034 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The college will contribute an additional $39.57 million to the projects, which will bring the total at $64.55 million.

This spring, a seminar at the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy pointed to intelligent buildings that measure metrics on an hourly basis as a key to fighting climate change.

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