Energy Management and Sustainable Operations

Augustana Campus' solar rooftop solar panels.

Pictured: the new solar solar panels on the Augustana Forum building.

Energy Management and Sustainable Operations (EMSO) leads and facilitates sustainability projects at UAlberta. Often partnering with university departments, faculties or external stakeholders, we look for new ways to reduce the university's environmental impact. Our goal is to help UAlberta remain a leader in sustainable operations-now and in the future.

Major Projects

From our comprehensive energy management program and our greenhouse gas inventory, to our water management plan, our projects have a direct positive impact that reduces resource use at UAlberta.

Interactive Dashboards

Our Interactive Dashboards provide a full picture of the many ways we improve energy efficiency and increase conservation at UAlberta. See how we reduce energy and water use on campus, check out which UAlberta buildings are green-building certified and learn about some of our current sustainability projects.

Campus Sustainability Grant

Have an idea that will improve sustainability at UAlberta? Learn how you can get your campus sustainability project financed.

Green Spaces

Our Green Spaces program recognizes you for green living! Explore our tips on using sustainable practices while on campus, in residence and at university events, submit your Green Spaces application, and earn the recognition you deserve!

Green Labs

UAlberta supports its research community by building and operating healthy, safe and green teaching and research labs. Learn how our Green Labs program helps reduce waste and conserve resources on campus.

Green Technology

EMSO collaborates with researchers and faculty to strategically implement innovative green technologies across our campuses. These technologies help meet the university's greenhouse gas reduction target of 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. Check out some of our featured green technology projects!