By partnering with takeCHARGE for energy-efficient lighting upgrades and rebates, Memorial University is now saving $14,000 a month on electricity costs!

With five campuses and more than 19,000 students from over 115 countries, Memorial University is one of the largest institutions in the province. What started over a century ago as a small teachers’ training school has grown into Newfoundland and Labrador’s only comprehensive doctoral university, with more than 100 degree programs.

With so many people living, learning, and working in the Memorial University system, energy efficiency is a must. That’s why Memorial University has long been an avid participant in the takeCHARGE Business Efficiency Program, utilizing both our product rebates and custom solutions. One recent upgrade was the installation of high-quality LED lights throughout the St. John’s and Grenfell Campuses, as well as the Ocean Science Centre in Logy Bay and the Bonne Bay Marine Station in Norris Point.

“The takeCHARGE Business Efficiency Program allowed us to complete upgrades at numerous facilities throughout our campus buildings and provide better lighting for our faculty, staff, students and visitors” says Cheryl Spearns, Project Engineer. “In addition to these upgrades, we’ve drastically cut down on our electricity usage allowing us to make further improvements throughout our campuses”.

Want to take charge of your bottom line?

Hundreds of businesses have made energy-efficient upgrades and saved with takeCHARGE rebates. Contact an energy expert to set up your complimentary assessment. With the average rebate amount of over $5,000 and a maximum rebate of $50,000, takeCHARGE can really help with the costs to get started. Call 1-800-663-2802 or visit