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UBC acquires federal funding for solar-paneled parkade and net-zero housing

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Federal investment will help UBC further 'smart city' ambitions

Climate Change & Energy

UBC-led project combats emissions by locking carbon dioxide in mine waste

Climate Change & Energy
Production, Consumption & Waste

THE ranks UBC #1 in climate change action and sustainable cities

Climate Change & Energy

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This article by Randy Shore originally appeared in The Vancouver Sun on 1 April 2019. UBC has increased enrolment by 24,000 students over the last 20 years while reducing annual water consumption on the campus by 50 per cent, a whopping 272 million litres in total. That is a reduction of 69 per...
During the chilly winter months of January and February, hundreds of students, staff and faculty in post-secondary institutes across the province pledged to reduce energy, with each school vying for the title of BC’s coolest campus. In a coordinated effort to show climate leadership, UBCV and UBCO...
This article by UBC Okanagan originally appeared in The Daily Courier on 13 March 2019. UBC Okanagan has unveiled plans to build two new student residences, which will allow 440 more students to live on campus. The UBC board of governors recently approved spending $70 million for two new residence...
Honey from urban honey bees can help pinpoint the sources of environmental pollutants such as lead, a new study from the University of British Columbia suggests. Scientists from the university’s Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research analyzed honey from urban beehives in six Metro...
OKANAGAN FALLS, B.C. — The height limit for wood buildings in British Columbia is rising to 12 from six storeys in a move that Premier John Horgan expects to spur development using timber and give the province a headstart on other parts of the country. B.C. is changing its building code to allow...
On February 27, the Sustainability Ambassadors hosted the Sustainability Careers Connections event, grounded in the theme of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This event brought together eager students and employers to discuss careers in sustainability. Students ranged from diverse...
Did you know that 90 per cent of UBC’s carbon emissions come from burning natural gas to heat campus buildings and hot water?
UBC’s Sustainability Initiative is proud to release the Annual Sustainability Report 2017-18. Find out how UBC is putting sustainability at the heart of teaching, learning and research, operations and infrastructure, and community. Across both campuses in 2017-18, UBC focused on enhancing human and...
Sometimes, all it takes is an individual with passion to drive change. And UBC has plenty of passionate people who fit that bill. Nowhere was that more apparent than at the recently launched Sustainability Leadership training program led by Campus and Community Planning’s Sustainability and...
November 16, 2018 During the wet week of October 29 to November 4, 2018, the bi-annual regional Bike To Work Week competition saw 315 UBC riders on 77 teams collectively ride 18,500 kilometres and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4,000kg. Once again, UBC earns the title for Best in Higher...

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