B.C. expands carbon-neutral fund to colleges, universities, hospitals

Lindsay Kines

The B.C. provincial government announced March 4 that post-secondary school and health-care facilities will receive $9.5 million for projects that reduce energy costs and use clean technology through the carbon neutral fund. Royal Roads University president Allan Cahoon says the grant program will allow his school to cut emissions even further. Royal Roads has already cut its greenhouse gases 20 per cent by doing everything from replacing boilers to insulating historic Hatley Castle, he said. “We have saved over $130,000 each year in our utility bills — dollars that we know can invest in education for our students.”

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