Visit to The University of The Fraser Valley

Posted 2015-01-09
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Category Taking Action

Sheena Adams, Arctic Energy Alliance’s Inuvik Regional Energy Project Coordinator, made a visit to The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) to learn about the energy saving methods being adopted by the school of 16,000 students. UFV has been a leader in the Fraser Valley for energy reduction and sustainability. Sheena was happy to see that mass transit has come to UFV, not only do they have regular city bus service (and every student gets a bus pass) but they recently put in a UFV campus connector, a UFV run bus that transports staff and students between 2 different campus’s which reduces the use of personal vehicles.

Another great addition is the 4 electric car charging stations (shown in picture). Pat Harrison, the Chair of the Centre for Sustainability at UFV, recently purchased a Ford C-Max hybrid. He is getting a consistent 3.8L/100 km and estimates it has reduced his gas consumption on his daily commute by one half. The University also provides many bike lockers, bikers can lock up their bikes and gear securely and return to a dry bike at the end of the day.

Congratulations UFV for helping reduce the number of cars on the road!