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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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UBC fourth-year mechanical engineering student Nicholas Dunning recently returned from an Engineering Co-op work term in Mlandizi, Tanzania. Dunning travelled to Tanzania with a team of architects and engineers from across North America – and were joined by a local Tanzanian architecture intern –...
Many of the world's leading universities work hard to green their campuses. And many are heavily involved in sustainability research and teaching. But precious few are dedicated to deeply integrating those operational and academic efforts in sustainability. On June 20, in Eugene, Oregon, the...
Two pioneering UBC researchers who developed the “ecological footprint” concept have won the prestigious Blue Planet Award for Sustainability, valued at nearly $645,000 CDN, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil. The award, one of the world’s premier...
The University of British Columbia's (UBC) Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility (BRDF) has been honoured with an Infrastructure 100 Award from KPMG International. This award identifies outstanding efforts in urban infrastructure in cities around the world. This announcement brings...
By Lorraine Chan Located in the basement of the Student Union Building, Sprouts is a student-run café and store that promotes food security along with local, sustainable and healthy food options. Foulkes got involved right away when she came to UBC in 2008, and for the past three years has served...
By Alberto Mendoza-Galina The Energy Storage System (ESS) is a $5 million project that will demonstrate the application of a unique system of lithium-ion batteries that will help regulate energy to the Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility (BRDF), the Fred Kaiser Building and the Michael...
With more places to safely store bicycles, cycling is one of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to travel to and around UBC. Committed to supporting sustainability on and beyond campus, UBC is continually upgrading and expanding on-road infrastructure and end-of-trip facilities for those commuting...
By Alberto Galina Mendoza The arms of the UBC living lab initiative are reaching out to the world and this time working with one of the largest property developers in China to advance the sustainability movement in both countries. John Robinson, executive director of the UBC Sustainability...
For a man who envisions new ways of addressing sustainability, being honoured as Environmental Scientist of the Year is recognition of years of hard work and quiet dedication. John Robinson, executive director of the UBC Sustainability Initiative and professor in the Department of Geography and the...
The fight for sustainability has long been painted as a pitched battle of environmentalists versus capitalists. But it doesn’t have to be an either/or equation. From an innovative process to extract phosphorus from wastewater to the use of solar panels and remote sensing to track energy usage,...

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