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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.

Joshua Wauthy accepts new Utility Systems Specialist position at UBC

Joshua Wauthy is moving into a new Utility Systems Specialist position with Energy & Water Services. Joshua will be responsible for developing optimization opportunities for existing utility systems, energy efficiency, and water conservation projects as well as business case development for new utility infrastructure and systems.