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UBC bioenergy facility acts as Living Lab for climate change leadership

UBC bioenergy facility acts as Living Lab for climate change leadership

Energy & Water Services had an operational need to provide heat to the university community and reduce emissions, and researchers in the Faculty of Applied Sciences had an interest in generating new ideas about how to do it efficiently. Together, they were able to create and demonstrate a system that not only reduced greenhouse-gas emissions, but also created operational efficiencies and saved money.

BRDF, UBC’s innovative heat and power facility boosted by federal investment

A $20.4 million expansion of UBC’s innovative Bioenergy Facility (BRDF) will receive up to $7.6 million in support from the federal government’s low-carbon economy fund.

Campus Energy Centre wins green building award

Campus Energy Centre wins green building award

UBC’s Campus Energy Centre has won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2019 Green Building Award, and it is the only building in BC to be recognized in this year’s Awards of Excellence.

EMMS project announces vendor, launches website

The Enterprise Maintenance Management System (EMMS) Project received Board of Governors approval to enter contract with Planon, an industry-leading solution for maintenance, inventory, and asset management and the project is now ready to move forward in concert with the IRP.

Vancouver Sun: UBC’s water use, emissions plummet as sustainability solutions take hold

While UBC’s enrolment increased by 24,000 students over the last 20 years, annual water consumption has dropped by 50 per cent — a whopping 272 million litres.

VPFO Gathers for Pink Shirt Day 2019

Staff from the VPFO portfolio gathered in the morning, evening, and night of February 27 for an opportunity to connect and talk about respect, diversity, and inclusion.

After the shaking stops: continuing to plan for a resilient campus

Since 2016, a team of staff, faculty experts, and engineering consultants has been studying how to protect the Vancouver campus in the event of a catastrophic earthquake.