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 building the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), one of North America’s most sustainable buildings, we embrace innovative policies and programs that define what green buildings and green communities can be. Visit the Green Building Directory for a full list of UBC green buildings, or sign up to take a green building tour today.
UBC Sustainability Process
To encourage sustainable and integrated green building design at UBC, we require that design teams follow the UBC Sustainability Process for major academic projects. Key aspects of the process are the development of project sustainability goals with stakeholders. We also hold a series of sustainability workshops for each project to ensure the sustainable goals are fully explored in the building design.