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UBC recognized at APPA awards for creating a sustainable campus

For a second time in six years, the University of British Columbia (UBC) was honoured with a Sustainability Award from APPA. The award recognizes efforts to embed sustainable policies and practices across the institution.

UBC recognized by FortisBC with Efficiency in Action Award

UBC was among 11 B.C. organizations recognized by with an Efficiency in Action Award for their dedication to conserving energy.

UBC Campus Energy Centre short listed for the 2017 AIBC Architectural Awards

The University of British Columbia’s Campus Energy Centre (CEC), a state-of-the-art hot water boiler facility that provides the heating requirements for UBC’s Vancouver campus, was short listed for the 2017 AIBC Architectural Awards.

Replacing our fluorescent lights with LEDs

UBC Building Operations and Energy & Water Services have teamed up with BC Hydro and the Province of BC to replace existing T8 fluorescent lights on campus with LED lights.

Innovative software converts Wi-Fi data into energy savings

For the first time in Canada, a University of British Columbia engineer has found a way to use Wi-Fi to determine the number of building occupants and adjust ventilation accordingly – saving energy without sacrificing air quality.