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Find out the latest on our efforts to build, operate, and maintain innovative energy and water service solutions for the Vancouver campus to share with the world.

UBC’s Academic District Energy System featured in IDEA Magazine

The International District Energy Associations 2018 Conference is coming to Vancouver. UBC's Academic District Energy System is part of the cover story for their latest magazine, preparing conference attendees for their trip to Vancouver.

More Power! BC Hydro Transmission Upgrades Underway

BC Hydro has approved a new plan to expand its transmission infrastructure in anticipation of UBC’s expanding electrical demands.

Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility (BDRF) expansion approved

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.

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.

Richard Hugli of Energy & Water Services recognized as United Way Campaign Hero

The haunted power house at UBC lit up last Halloween, raising almost $1750 for the United Way Campaign by offering spooky tours and a staff lunch. For their efforts and creativity, employees Richard Hugli and Shaun Filwok were recognized as 2017 Campaign Heroes.