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Sustainability

McMaster works hard to design operations, maintenance, and cleaning of buildings and grounds while keeping in mind the effect our actions have on the environment. Check out all of our upgrades and initiatives that help contribute to a sustainable campus.

News & Events

View Results of the Solitary Bee Project

McMaster Daily News reports on Sustainability Measures at Mac


From Trash to Treasure – IT Collection, Reuse, and Donation.

Sustainability 3S03 students successfully completed the pilot, but the project lives on. Click here to request your FREE pick-up today, or drop off any IT equipment at UTS in BSB 245.

Additionally, a collection event and a separate reuse event are planned for April. More details to follow.


Electric Vehicles

McMaster University campus is now home to over 13 electric vehicles (EV’s) as well as 5 charging stations. The 5 electric vehicles (EV’S) charging stations at McMaster are located in Wilson Hall Building and Lot B. Few other Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are also located in off-campus buildings.

To learn more about Electric Vehicles on Campus, including an interesting survey that was created by the Energy Management and Sustainability Office with the help of Parking and Security click here.


Hamilton Bike Share at McMaster

The McMaster University Student Centre is reported to be the busiest SoBi bike hub in the city! Social Bicycles are a wonderful and sustainable alternative to transportation, and also a healthy and easy way to get around the city. McMaster currently hosts six bicycle hubs on campus, and a McMaster discount is provided to staff, faculty and students! Don’t have a membership yet? Click here to learn more and sign up!


LED Lighting

Building on the success of McMaster’s Facility Services LED lighting retrofit in campus stairwells and corridors, more lighting retrofits were implemented in the Student Residence Buildings. Last year, nine residence buildings were updated with LED lighting, which contributes to an estimated savings of 985,000 kWh!