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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.

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 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

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.