Algonquin First Canadian College to Sign International Energy Conservation Agreement
Photo (L to R): Robert Gillett, President, Algonquin College; Peter Love, Chief Energy Conservation Officer, Ontario Power Authority
Algonquin College received recognition for its commitment to energy conservation during the College’s “Energy Awareness Day” on Friday, November 23. Peter Love, Ontario’s Chief Energy Conservation Officer, presented Robert Gillett, President of Algonquin College, with an Ontario Power Authority Certificate of Recognition for the College’s dedication to the reduction of energy consumption, promotion of energy awareness amongst the student body and the integration of energy conservation within the College’s larger sustainability planning.
The award presentation was followed by the College’s signing of the Talloires Declaration, an international agreement that reaffirms Algonquin’s commitment to energy conservation. Algonquin is the first college in Canada to join a long list of universities that have signed this dedication to environmental citizenship.
A significant component of the College’s overall energy sustainability plan is its work with Direct Energy to develop and execute an energy-management strategy that is expected to provide more than $6 million in energy cost-savings over 10 years.