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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.

Heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) line near the Bioenergy Facility back in commission

Last week, Energy & Water Services (EWS) steamfitters completed another repair on the District Energy System (DES) network off the Bioenergy Research Facilities (Bioenergy Facility). This repair was needed as this particular heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) line has been out of commission for over a year.

Major milestone in the Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility expansion project

The Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility (BRDF) is burning biomass once again! The Energy & Water Services Thermal Operations Team re-lit the biomass gasification system on November 10, 2021, and the BRDF is now producing renewable thermal energy for the Academic District Energy System (ADES).

Stuart Gilbert joins Energy & Water Services as the Assistant Civil Engineer in Engineering & Utilities

Stuart will be responsible for developing and managing programs to achieve the implementation of infrastructure and services plans, reporting to Doug Doyle, Senior Manager, and work closely with the Mechanical Utilities unit. October 14, 2021

Highlighting the hidden: Integrating operational infrastructure into the community

Recently, infrastructure design has shifted, with more focus on integration of these operational facilities into the urban fabric of our communities. This article by Stantec features UBC's new Water Pump Station — built to serve the water needs of the Vancouver Campus’ over-60,000-person population.

Infrastructure Development welcomes Asset Replacement & Improvements

Infrastructure Development is pleased to welcome the Asset Replacement & Improvements (ARI) — Transition Team and Construction Office to Infrastructure Development. This alignment will better integrate our teams to provide robust and timely project delivery, documentation and asset inputs that are critical to decision-making for Facilities, and provide improved customer service and greater clarity for the campus community.