Buildings help serve UBC’s academic mission by creating a sustainable, healthy place for teaching, learning and research, as well as places to socialize, live and play. The Green Building Action Plan highlights our strategic priorities for using the built environment to contribute to a net-positive campus that promotes human and ecological well-being.

A holistic pathway for academic and residential buildings at our UBC Vancouver campus towards a vision of net positive contributions to human and natural systems by 2035.
UBC staff and faculty made early contributions to the green building industry, and together with industry partners we’ve built many innovative buildings. Since 2008, new buildings and major renovations at UBC are required to be...
The Residential Environmental Assessment Program (REAP) is a comprehensive green building rating system developed by UBC.


The C.K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research (1996), our first green building, was also one of the world’s first green buildings. Read the case study.


Looking for UBC building energy and performance data? UBC’s Energy & Water Services department makes all of this data available for free online.