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The BCIT Energy Team is tasked with reducing Institute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 33% by 2023. The energy used to run campus buildings is a major source of these emissions. Other GHG sources include supplies, such as paper, and fuel used in fleet vehicles and equipment.

  • Energy conservation and greenhouse gas emissions reduction efforts began in 1990.
  • In 2013, BCIT adopted a 3-year strategic energy and greenhouse gas management plan [PDF], with 11 strategic actions.
  • 13 energy studies were completed between 2013 and 2016 to help better understand our energy and GHG emissions reduction potential and the feasibility of reaching a reduction target.
  • In 2018, BCIT adopted a new Strategic Energy Management Plan detailing how we will reduce our GHG emissions by 33% below 2007 levels by 2023.

Energy research

BCIT is actively engaged in energy research, using the campus as a living lab of sustainability. A few of our notable energy projects include:

Energy consumption

In 2022, BCIT direct energy consumption and GHG emissions were:

  • Electricity: 38,000,000 kWh
  • Natural Gas: 148,000 GJs
  • GHG: 8,400 tCO2eq



What we aspire to achieve

Become greenhouse gas neutral

Become a net energy producer