Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Buildings and Grounds

In 2010 the Kamloops campus underwent an extensive energy audit, followed by a $1.5-million energy retrofit encompassing 78 percent of the campus building area. A partnership with BC Hydro under their Continuous Optimization Program promises further energy efficiency advancements to come.

Get the details on individual buildings

Strategic Energy Management Plan

Updated annually to provide key priorities for making TRU as energy efficient as possible.


Real-time monitoring of energy use

Wireless monitoring with Pulse software is installed in all buildings larger than 1,000 square metres. Get real-time feedback on electricity and gas use.

Energy Dashboard

Energy dashboard screenshot

LEED certification

Many buildings on campus were built or designed with environmental sustainability in mind. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a rating system that indicates the level of standards for environmnentally responsible construction. Ratings include: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

  • House of Learning — LEED Gold
    • It includes a green roof, water efficient landscaping, showers for bikers, and 75 percent of its lighting is provided by natural light.
  • Independent Centre — up to LEED Gold standards but not certified
  • 2010 Dream Home
    • TRU student Jody Martens won the Equilibrium House Design Competition, designing a net zero home where passive and active solar systems will generate as much energy as it consumes in normal home living
  • Kamloops Centre for Water Quality — LEED Gold
    • This building was co-financed by TRU and TRU has labs and training programs within the building

Green Labs Program

TRU Green Cleaning Program

Energy Management Plan

Water Management Plan

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