Facility Services produced this document to demonstrate the university’s commitment to the planning and management of electricity, gas, and water usage on campus in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and optimize energy consumption, along with considering financial and social implications.
Welcome to the 2019 McMaster Energy Management Plan update document, produced by Facility Services.
The information in this update demonstrates the university’s commitment to the planning and management of electricity, gas, and water usage on campus in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and optimize energy consumption, along with considering financial and social implications.
The first energy management plan was created in 2013, updated in the Fall of 2016 and now updated again in 2019. I was encouraged to see the progress we are making to decrease our environmental footprint at the same time as the university continues to grow and provide opportunities for world-class research, teaching and learning, and a residence home for thousands of students.
Highlights of this plan include favourable energy usage compared to peer benchmarks, the installation of an on-campus co-generation plant in the beginning of 2018 to reduce electricity costs and contribute to shaving the electricity peak, and the completion of 12 other projects ranging from new LED lighting retrofits to the successful completion of laboratory demand control ventilation projects in two buildings which will now be rolled out in more labs.
Looking to the future, we will continue to expand energy-savings projects such as additional lighting retrofits, window replacements and behaviour changes that will drive lower consumption.
McMaster compares favourably with other Ontario colleges and universities when measured both by square footage and by student per capita and continues to see a trend towards overall reduction in electricity, gas and water consumption per student per year.
I would like to thank everyone in Facility Services and everyone across campus for ongoing efforts and our successes so far and I look forward to continuing to develop and implement McMaster’s Energy Management Plan for a greener future together. Formal review of the document will occur in the fall of 2019.
Campus Accessibility Action Plan Phase 2 (2018-2023)
Facility Services initiated a five-year Campus Accessibility Action Plan in 2012 with the objective of improving accessibility on campus. A second phase of the CAAP was launched in 2018. The report focuses on building entrances, public washrooms, fire alarm systems, voice annunciation, drinking fountains, and braille signage in elevating devices.
Facility Services created the Asset Management Plan in 2012 in response to the huge deferred maintenance backlog. This is a multi-year phased plan which focuses on the replacement of aging critical infrastructure in campus buildings including, but not limited to, building envelope (roof, doors and windows), HVAC systems, and electrical and fire safety systems.
The Capital Plan is a subsidiary document guiding the growth of McMaster’s physical assets such as buildings, land, and infrastructure, on and off the main campus. It represents the University’s existing approved priorities and a number of additional projects (funded, partially funded, or unfunded) for capital investment over the five-year designated planning cycle.
The Strategic Plan considers the progress made by the department and introduces plans for the future. It is comprised of four main themes: People, Customer and Community, Financial, and Internal Business Process. Each theme was carefully crafted to reflect our commitment to providing an environment that promotes learning, research, and community engagement.
The McMaster University Campus Master Plan was originally prepared in 2002 and updated in 2008. The intention of the plan is to provide a clear vision and framework to guide the development of buildings, open spaces, streets, and other elements that define campus character.
The purpose of this document is to introduce the University community to Facility Services’ Project Management Methodology Summary and Framework. Facility Services is responsible for providing design and construction management services across campus.