With over 400 institutional and residential buildings on campus, building operations is the largest component of UBC’s environmental footprint. From pioneering green building practices in the 1990s to constructing the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) we embrace innovative policies and programs that define what green buildings and green communities can be.
- Specifying green building requirements (4MB PDF) — including stringent energy performance standards — in addition to mandatory LEED® Gold certification for all new construction and major renovations at UBC.
- Creating the Residential Environmental Assessment Program (REAP), a comprehensive UBC-specific green building rating system for mandatory application to all residential construction on campus.
- Design and construction of the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) to be an internationally recognised leader in accelerating the adoption of sustainable building and urban development practices.
Learn more: Green Buldings at UBC