Academic District Energy System – Steam to Hot Water Conversion project

The Academic District Energy System (ADES) is one of UBC’s signature initiatives. The project involves replacing UBC’s aging steam heating infrastructure with a more efficient hot water heating system. Underway since 2011, the ADES will allow UBC to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions substantially, and also address deferred maintenance on the UBC Vancouver campus. 

Visit UBC Energy and Water Services (EWS) to learn more about the ADES.