Below you will find links to two letters regarding TransformUS. The first is a letter from President Ilene Busch-Vishniac concluding the consultation and feedback phase of TransformUS. The second is an update on next steps from Provost and Vice-President Academic Brett Fairbairn and Vice-President Finance and Resources Greg Fowler.
Two Up and One Down: The U of S takes the challenge!
On International Polar Bear Day, the University of Saskatchewan is pledging to reduce building energy use.
Based on the overwhelming number of sustainability ideas submitted for Operating Budget Adjustments, our campus is clearly committed to doing our part to address climate change. We have chosen International Polar Bear Day, February 27, to announce an adjustment to the cooling and heating temperatures in our buildings to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.
Beginning in May, building temperatures will be raised two degrees in the spring and summer and lowered one degree in the fall and winter. These small changes will reduce our carbon emissions by an estimated 2,000 tonnes yearly and save an estimated $200,000 in utilities costs. This will have an effect similar to taking 400 passenger vehicles off the road.Read More
TransformUS update: Thank you and next steps
Reminder: TransformUS feedback closes January 31
This is a reminder to the campus community that the deadline to provide feedback on the recommendations of the TransformUS task forces is this Friday - January 31, 2014. To provide feedback, please click on the appropriate link below:
You may also email your feedback to email@example.com.
As part of the analysis and implementation phase of TransformUS (February-April 2014), the Provost's Committee on Integrated Planning (PCIP) will be analyzing the reports and feedback submitted, along with doing further analysis on the data, prior to the development of the implementation plan. Your feedback will help ensure evidence-informed decisions are made.
For more information, please visit transformus.usask.ca.