Awards

Since the inception of UBC’s Campus Sustainability office in 1997, UBC has received numerous provincial, national, and international awards for our leadership in green buildings, energy management, public realm design, campus operations, research, integration, and sustainability engagement programs.

2017

2016

  • International District Energy Association (IDEA) | Innovation Award for Bio-Energy Research and Demonstration Facility | Website
  • Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES): Global Green Gown Award for Student Engagement: SEEDS Sustainability Program | Website
  • HUB | Bike to Work Week Award - Best in Higher Education & Best Workplace (1,000+ employees)

2015

  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE| STARS Gold Rating
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) | Campus Sustainability Case Study Award: SEEDS Sustainability Program | Website
  • International Sustainable Campus Network | Excellence in Building - Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability | Website
  • Royal Architectural Institute of Canada | Green Building Award  |  Website
  • Canadian Society of Landscape Architects | National Merit Award: Pedestrian Campus | Website
  • Canada's Greenest Employer | The University of British Columbia | Website
  • Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine | Canadian Green Building Award: Earth Sciences Building | Website
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada | Dairy Farm Sustainability Award Finalist - UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre | Website
  • HUB | Bike to Work Week Award- Best in Higher Education & Best Workplace (1,000+ employees)

2014

  • Fraser Basin Council | E3 Fleet Platinum Rating: UBC Building Operations | PDF
  • Society for College and University Planning | Excellence in Landscape Architecture - Honor Award for Pedestrian Campus | Website | PDF
  • Governor General's Medal in Architecture | UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Studies | Website
  • Canada's Greenest Employer | The University of British Columbia
  • BC Hydro | Power Smart Leadership Excellence Award | Website
  • HUB | Bike to Work Week Award - Best in Higher Education & Best Workplace (1,000+ employees)

2013

  • Society for College and University Planning | Special Designation – 2013 SCUP Award for Institutional Innovation and Integration for UBC Sustainability Initiative | Website
  • Society for College and University Planning | Merit Award – 2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building for UBC Earth Sciences Building | Website
  • Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) | Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture Medal:  Faculty of Arts Buchanan Courtyards Renew | Website
  • Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) | Special Jury Award For Experiential Architecture: University Boulevard Transit Shelters | Website
  • Vancouver Regional Construction Association | 2013 Silver Award of Excellence: Mechanical Contractor over $3 Million: Alpha Mechanical Contracting Ltd. for UBC Earth Systems Science building and Sustainable Construction Award: Ledcor Construction Ltd. for UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences | PDF
  • NCSEA (National Council of Structural Engineers Associations) | 2012 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award: The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability | Website
  • Case District VIII2013 CASE District VIII Communication Silver Award for UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability | Video 
  • Wood WORKS! | BC Green Building Award: The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) | Website
  • HUB | Bike to Work Week Award- Best in Higher Education & Best Workplace (1,000+ employees) | Website
  • Canada's Greenest Employer

2012

  • BC Hydro | Power Smart Leadership Excellence Award | Website
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) | Campus Sustainability Case Study Award: Implementing UBC's Climate Action Plan | Website
  • International Sustainable Campus Network | Integration Award: UBC Sustainability Initiative | ISCN
  • APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities | Sustainability Award: Sustainability Award in Facilities Management | Website
  • Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) | Quality and Productivity Awards: Honorable Mention: UBC Climate Action Plan | Website
  • Canadian Geographic published by Royal Canadian Geographical Society | Canadian Environmental Scientist of the Year: Prof. John Robinson, executive director, UBC Sustainability Initiative | Website
  • Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine | 2012 Canadian Green Building Award: Biological Sciences Building | Website
  • Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) | Architectural Innovation Award: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) | News
  • Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-BC (ACEC-BC) | Award for Engineering Excellence: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) | News
  • Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, Metro Vancouver ChapterAdvocates for Architecture Award  | Website 
  • Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development | Blue Planet Award for Sustainability: William Rees and Mathis Wackernagel, UBC ‘ecological footprint’ creators | Media Release
  • The Institution of Structural Engineers | Commendation | 
  • Canada's Greenest Employer
  • Infrastructure 100 Awards | Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility | Website
  • Society for College and University Planning | Excellence in Landscape Architecture - Honor Award:  Buchanan Courtyards | Website | PDF

2011

  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE| STARS Gold Rating

2010

  • BC Hydro | Power Smart Leadership Excellence Award | Website

2008

  • CAUBO | Quality and Productivity Awards: National First Prize: EcoTrek | Website

2007

  • BC Hydro | Power Smart Excellence in Energy Management Award | Website
  • CAUBO  | Quality and Productivity Awards: National Second Prize: UBC SEEDS Program | Website

2006

  • AASHE | Campus Sustainability Leadership Award | Media Release
  • APPA | Effective & Innovative Practices Award: In-Vessel Composting Facility and Organics Collection Program | Website

2005

  • APPA | Effective & Innovative Practices Award: Sustainability Coordinator Program | Website
  • BOMA BC (Building Owners and Managers Association of BC) | Earth Award: New Building: Life Sciences Centre | Website

2002

  • BOMA BC | Earth Award: New Building: Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues | Website

2001

  • AIBC | Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Medal in Architecture: Award of Excellence: Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues | Media
  • CAUBO | Quality and Productivity Awards: Honorable Mention: Sustainability Coordinator Program | Website

1998

  • BC Hydro | Power Smart Excellence Award

1996

  • BC Hydro | Power Smart Excellence Awards: New Institutional Building: C.K. Choi Building
  • BOMA BC | Earth Award: New Building: C.K. Choi Building | Website