University and EnWin officialsUWindsor VP Sandra Aversa, Enwin CEO Helga Reidel, Windsor mayor Drew Dilkens, UWindsor president Alan Wildeman, facilities manager Danny Castellan, and sustainability advocate Tanya Basok pose for a photo with a rebate cheque from Enwin Utilities on Thursday, April 19. The University received the utility’s GreenStar award for making conservation a priority on campus.

Conservation efforts earn UWindsor a green star

UWindsor president Alan Wildeman was joined by Windsor mayor Drew Dilkens and Enwin CEO Helga Reidel and their teams at a campus event yesterday to recognize the University’s receipt of the utility’s GreenStar Award and conservation incentive rebate.

The award acknowledges excellence in conservation initiatives, and is given to organizations that make conservation and sustainability a key part of their business plan.

“The University recognizes the value of the environment and of sustainability, and focuses on a goal of constant improvement in the field of energy conservation,” said Dr. Wildeman. “We strive to achieve the highest level of sustainability on campus, while maintaining a top level of efficiency.”

This is the second time UWindsor has received the GreenStar Award, which came with an incentive payment of nearly $158,700 for 885,407KWh of energy savings achieved in 2017.

“This has been a prime goal for us on campus and many capital investments have been made to reduce energy — through lighting enhancements, HVAC improvements, and also through improving the awareness on campus for all of our students on how we can make that difference in conserving energy,” said Sandra Aversa, vice-president, planning and administration.

“We’re honoured to receive this award and these monies will be used to further invest in capital investments to reduce energy use.”