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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.

Steady Under Pressure: How Energy & Water Services Keeps Campus Flowing

Water is a crucial resource at UBC, for basic human needs and to support research and operations. The simple act of turning on a tap to access a safe and reliable water supply is something students, faculty, and staff depend on each and every day.

Grab a sweater and prepare for a cooler campus

The weather outside is cooling down, which means its time to wear warmer layers and close our windows to stay comfortable and save energy over the winter.

You Can Now Pay UBC Energy & Water Utility Bills Online

UBC Energy & Water Services is pleased to announce that online banking is now available through major banks and credit unions to pay utilities invoices.

Student video contest: How is your campus is combating climate change with district energy/CHP

The Campus Energy Student Video Contest, challenges students from IDEA member institutions (like UBC) to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP).

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 related research. Together, they were able to create a platform where not only operational goals of reduced greenhouse-gas emissions, operational efficiencies and reduce costs were achieved, but researchers were given direct access to lab space within the facility for collaboration on initiatives for mutual benefit.