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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.