Like any growing city, UBC’s Vancouver campus faces an ever-increasing demand for the provision of basic services like electricity, heat, water, and sewer. To manage the costs of these services, UBC’s Energy and Water Services Unit manages and operates UBC’s utility assets, delivers utilities master plans and load forecasts, and associated capital upgrades.
Established in 2014, the unit was created as a dedicated centre of energy and utility expertise at UBC. Its mission is to generate, distribute and conserve the Vancouver campus’ energy and water resources in an open and transparent manner that maintains environmental comfort, ensures system reliability, minimizes life cycle cost, reduces GHG emissions, and seeks out innovative solutions.
The unit combines the utility and district systems managers and operators with energy engineers and building management systems specialists, all focused on delivering reliable and efficient service. This group collaborates to identify new energy and water saving opportunities.
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