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
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
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