January 31, 2018
BC Hydro has approved a new plan to expand its transmission infrastructure in anticipation of UBC’s expanding electrical demands.
The 12 megawatt expansion will to allow campus district energy system to not only meet projected heating demand needs of new buildings, but will also enable over 50% of the campus heating requirements to be met by a clean renewable resource.
January 30, 2018
Video: Energy & Water Services is reducing energy costs with innovative Wi-Fi-informed building controls
Learn how innovative new technology developed here at UBC is reducing energy costs by "counting" Wi-Fi connections at UBC. This technology could help UBC reduce greenhouse gasses by hundreds of tonnes and save as much as $100,000 per year.
At UBC, we’re transforming what it means to produce, distribute and consume energy and water at a community scale.
UBC is investing in energy and water retrofits and infrastructure upgrades to improve the efficiency and condition of our aging energy and water systems.
Many large-scale, multi-year energy and water projects are close to completion at UBC, but that’s only the first half of our story.
Our aim at UBC is to generate enough energy conservation to offset the current growth.
UBC’s Energy and Water Services (EWS) delivers energy and water services exclusively to customers within our campus community.
34% reduction in GHG’s
38% reduction in water consumption
33.6 GWh/year reduction in electricity