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Ten years ago, the Greater Vancouver Regional District (now known as Metro Vancouver) http://www.metrovancouver.org/Pages/default.aspx brought UBC Civil Engineering Professor Don Mavinic a costly maintenance problem—wastewater-treatment pipes clogged with a crusty sludge. At the time, he had no...
"Whether you are an energy producer in the oil sands, an electric vehicle manufacturer contemplating your latest prototype, or someone switching off your lights at night, we all have a critical stake in the future of energy” says Rosie Pidcock, a UBC student and chair of the International Student...
When it comes to applying scientific research to support a sustainable world, UBC has a lot to celebrate. Join the UBC Faculty of Applied Science as a few of its distinguished researchers share their insight into sustainable communities, clean energy and more. All events are free and open to the...
The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) needs your input. We have created an online survey to gather your thoughts on different aspects of sustainability, how the university is doing in this area and how we can do better. We need your candid feedback to continue improving UBC as a sustainable...
Justin Ritchie compares the UBC Reads Sustainability project to a book club—with one important difference. “There’s not that kind of guilt trip there for not reading the book,” he says, laughing. UBC Reads Sustainability is a new initiative that’s part book club, part lecture series, and part...
UBC is committed to nurturing a sustainable community that bridges both academic and residential parts of our Vancouver campus. As a result, we’re redefining how we approach waste and water management. Your feedback will be used as a springboard to create a draft vision and the short-, medium- and...
by John Robinson for UBC Reports | Vol. 57 | No. 1 | Dec. 29, 2010 The old paradigm aimed to reduce environmental impact. The future is about buildings that actually improve our environment. Can we build cities with buildings that reduce a community’s energy consumption and carbon emissions, that...
To meet one of the goals in UBC’s Strategic Plan , the Robson Square Sustainability Committee wanted to begin composting food waste. They first talked to an outside waste management company, but the costs were prohibitive. “Because UBC Waste Management doesn’t operate downtown, implementing...
Regular maintenance is important for more than just vehicles—buildings need it too, to perform at their best. The Buchanan Tower and Neville Scarfe buildings at UBC are currently being serviced through a Continuous Optimization energy-savings pilot project, a three-phase, behind-the-scenes exercise...
UBC students staged an extraordinary exercise in resource conservation in November. Do It in the Dark, the university’s first ever energy-saving contest, grew out of a groundbreaking collaboration between staff and students — but it was the students who made it an overwhelming success. For three...

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