Energy Management and Sustainable Operations

Energy Management and Sustainable Operations (EMSO) plays a leading role in the advancement of sustainability within the portfolio of Facilities and Operations and throughout the university as a whole. EMSO works to minimize the University of Alberta’s impact on the environment on behalf of all members of the university community.

EMSO Projects
EMSO is responsible for overseeing the university’s multi-million dollar Energy Management Program, which implements energy efficiency and conservation measures across campus. For more information about the following projects, please explore the EMSO projects page.
  • Energy Analytics
  • Energy and Operations Interactive Map (Beta)
  • Envision 
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions  
  • Renewable and Alternative Energy Projects
  • Watego
Collaborative Projects

In addition to leading these initiatives, our interdisciplinary team works with other units within Facilities and Operations to encourage and support the incorporation of sustainability initiatives into all areas of the university’s operations. Highlights of these initiatives  include:

  • District Energy System Interpretive Centre
  • Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System™ (STARS®)
  • Sustainable Food System Opportunity Assessment
  • Travel Demand Management Study 
  • Waste Diversion Projects
Support for Experiential Learning
EMSO supports projects that use the campus as a living laboratory to facilitate experiential learning. Read more about current and past projects.