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Get to know: Richard Hugli

Richard Hugli has been at UBC for 30 years. Currently the Manager, Electrical Utilities in Energy and Water Services, Richard is helping UBC plan and build for our increasingly electrified future.

VPFO Welcomes Staff to Haunted Power House in Support of the United Way

Where some might see a creepy old industrial site on its way out, Richard Hugli and Dave Woodson of Energy and Water Services saw an opportunity to use that creepiness to spread the message of UBC’s greenhouse gas reductions and give the old place a much-appreciated send off in support of the VP Finance & Operations (VPFO) United Way campaign.

UBC’s Old Powerhouse featured in Art Installation

UBC’s Old Powerhouse featured in Art Installation

Old Powerhouse is an experimental artwork that centres upon two architectural forms: the pyramids of Ancient Egypt, and an electrical powerhouse located on the University of British Columbia campus.

UBC Sprinkling Restrictions and Water Regulations

Here we are in the dog days of summer, yet we are lucky to still be only at Stage 1 of Metro Vancouver’s Water Regulations.

UBC recognized at APPA awards for creating a sustainable campus

For a second time in six years, the University of British Columbia (UBC) was honoured with a Sustainability Award from APPA. The award recognizes efforts to embed sustainable policies and practices across the institution.

UBC’s Energy and Water Story

UBC’s Energy and Water Story

See how energy and water consumption at UBC have evolved over the past 16 years!

UBC recognized by FortisBC with Efficiency in Action Award

UBC was among 11 B.C. organizations recognized by with an Efficiency in Action Award for their dedication to conserving energy.

UBC Campus Energy Centre short listed for the 2017 AIBC Architectural Awards

The University of British Columbia’s Campus Energy Centre (CEC), a state-of-the-art hot water boiler facility that provides the heating requirements for UBC’s Vancouver campus, was short listed for the 2017 AIBC Architectural Awards.

Replacing our fluorescent lights with LEDs

UBC Building Operations and Energy & Water Services have teamed up with BC Hydro and the Province of BC to replace existing T8 fluorescent lights on campus with LED lights.

Innovative software converts Wi-Fi data into energy savings

For the first time in Canada, a University of British Columbia engineer has found a way to use Wi-Fi to determine the number of building occupants and adjust ventilation accordingly – saving energy without sacrificing air quality.