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

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Climate Change & Energy

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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With a lamp shaped like a large light bulb on his desk, a sawdust toilet in the corner, an eclectic art collection on the walls, and shelves full of books, Dr. Kurt Grimm’s office in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at UBC reflects the thinking space of a scholar and explorer with big...
Is it feasible for UBC to become entirely self-sufficient for its water needs? How can it work to reduce its waste and stop sending so much discarded material to the landfill? On February 8 and 10, two groups of campus stakeholders got together to discuss enduring solutions to these wide-ranging...
A first-of-its-kind clean energy project that will generate enough clean electricity to power 1,500 homes and reduce the University of British Columbia’s natural gas consumption by up to 12 per cent, received $11.2 million in new federal and provincial government funding at an official...
Facing four months of dismal summer job prospects in 2009, a group of UBC Engineering students put their talents to work, hoping to gain the all-important “hands-on” experience. Their idea—build their own electric vehicle. “We’re starting to realize what impact fossil-fuel vehicles have,” says...
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...

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