UBC Sustainability in the News

Everyday, in newspapers and magazines, on blogs and websites, via Twitter, Facebook and through other social and digital channels, the UBC sustainability story is being told.

To view a comprehensive list of UBC stories in the news, visit the UBC Newsroom

In the News


26-Dec, "Hemlock-bamboo pairing might open Chinese market to B.C. product"Times Colonist

22-Dec, "2016 Year in Review: UBC's second century: moving from ..." Business in Vancouver

26-Nov, "Okanagan Charter redefines health care at six universities" University Affairs

25-Nov, "UBC expert fears Vancouver subway is still far off" MetroNews Canada

18-Oct, "Campus spaces designed by students" The Globe and Mail

10-Aug, "UBC completes structural work on tallest wooden building in the world" MetroNews Canada

2-Mar,  "UBC-Vancouver cuts greenhouse gas emissions 30 per cent" The Vancouver Observer

1-Mar "Wood highrises designed in BC are sustainable and safe" CBC News

18-Feb, "UBC researcher uses lynx and bobcat photos to study changing habitats" CBC News

3-Feb "Author and global food expert Raj Patel will speak at UBC" The Georgia Straight

19-Jan "Fish in the sea not so plentiful, UBC study suggests" The Globe and Mail


Dec-2015, "Integration and Regeneration", Sustainable Business Magazine

7-Dec-2015, "UBC residence will be one of world’s tallest wood buildings", University Affairs

7-Dec-2015, "UBC, Canadian Aviation Industry to Collaborate on Making Biofuel from Forest-Industry Waste", Design Engineering

27-October-2015, "UBC named most sustainable university in Canada", Vancity Buzz

15-October, "UBC Residence Building Would Join World's Tallest Wooden Structures", Huffington Post

7-July-2015, "Seabird population down 70 per cent around the world, say UBC researchers", The Vancouver Sun

6-July-2015, "B.C. fires exacerbated by climate change, expert says", CBC News

2-July-2015, "Rising CO2 levels redistributing the world’s food fish: UBC study", The Vancouver Sun

14-June-2015, "UBC scientists help trees adapt to new conditions of a changing climate", Global News

17-May-2015, "Seeking green motivation: How to reduce your carbon footprint", The Globe and Mail

6-April-2015, "Glaciers in the Rockies could virtually disappear by 2100: UBC", CTV News

29-January-2015, “Our Campus: John Robinson is sailing UBC toward a sustainable future,” The Ubyssey

27-January-2015, “Last Words: UBC – Allard, super sustainability and the fate of the SUB,” The Ubyssey

25-January-2015, “Sustainability report shows drop in water use, development of future classroom projects,” The Ubyssey

12-January-2015, “Smart business practices help UBC toward zero-emissions target,” BC Hydro


28-October-2014, “Show 14 Renovate and Build Segment2,” FairTradeWorks (Vimeo)

14-October-2014, “Bioenergy research facility earns kudos for Ledcor,” Journal of Commerce

8-October-2014, “Sustainability efforts aren’t simply a waste,” The Ubyssey

1-October-2014, “UBC prof advocates the eating of insects,” The Ubyssey

30-September-2014, “Refining real-time sustainability,” The Vancouver Sun

29-September-2014, “Video: Are you ready for a little mealworm with your meal? Yummy bugs on the menu at UBC,” The Province

28-September-2014, “#RippleEffectUBC Lab: Eat Bugs,” UBCEvents

27-September-2014, "How about some boiled mealworms for the main and deep-fried cricket appetizer?," The Vancouver Sun

27-September-2014, “Why eating insects may be on the menu of the future,” CBC News British Columbia

27-September-2014, “Learn about Sustainability on Campus: #RippleEffectUBC,” Her Campus

25-September-2014, “UBC is hosting a 1000-person dinner on Main Mall,” The Ubyssey

8-September-2014, “University of British Columbia,” The Orion

6-September-2014, "Why climate change is perfectly designed to be ignored," The Vancouver Sun

1-September-2014, “Vancouver: City to Watch,” gb&d magazine

6-August-2014, “Transforming the campus with car-free pedestrian zones,” University Affairs

30-July-2014, "Ventilated in Vancouver," Green Source

26-July-2014, "Colleges and Universities Finally Earn Back Carbon Cash," The Tyee

8-July-2014, "Special Olympics opening ceremonies tonight at UBC," Global News

2-July-2014, "UBC receives Canada’s First-Ever Platinum Award for Fleet Excellence," Fraser Basin Council

24-June-2014, "UBC to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2015," The Ubyssey

20-June-2014, "UBC receives $2M gift from RBC Foundation," UBC News

05-June-2014, "Green with envy: Rivalry makes people more eco-conscious," UBC News

05-June-2014, "2014 AWARD WINNING PROJECT: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, Vancouver," SABMag

04-June-2014, "UBC sets an example for sustainable cities," Academica Group

30-May-2014, "UBC leads the way in green innovations," The Vancouver Sun

22-April-2014, "Are Climate Claims for Burning Renewable Trees a Smokescreen?" The Tyee

22-April-2014, “UBC one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2014,” UBC News

02-April-2014, “Scientists eager to participate in public discourse on environment,” UBC News

23-March-2014, “UBC student group conducts SUB waste audit,” The Ubyssey 

23-March-2014, “Music and architecture tackle sustainability,” Vancouver Observer

11-March-2014, “Newest Climate Change Victim: Fish Are Being Stunted by Warmer Oceans,” Yahoo News

1-March-2014, "The University of British Columbia finds new life in renovated buildings" Interior & Sources

25-February-2014, “Acidic ocean deadly for Vancouver Island scallop industry,” CBC News

16-February-2014, “WKD Morning News - Sun Feb 16 - Hour 2,” Soundcloud

16-February-2014, “British Columbia’s Bioenergy industry is creating a strong bioeconomy,” Biofuels Digest

12-February-2014, “Can the Olympics change our bad environmental habits?UBC News

29-January-2014, “UBC seeks student input on new sustainability plan,” The Ubyssey

21-January-2014, “Four Burning Questions for John Robinson, Associate Provost, Sustainability at UBC,” McGill Reporter


November 2013

22-November-2013, “Advanced education: Universities, colleges early adopters with energy efficiency measures,” The Vancouver Sun

21-November-2013, “UBC uses campus as a living laboratory for energy efficiency,” BC Hydro

15-November-2013, “Moo. #RippleEffectUBC,” Efflorescence UBC Blog

12-November-2013, “Were you wondering what they were doing at the SUB last week?Whatweshouldcallubc Tumblr

07-November-2013, “3D drawing shows how rapid transit at UBC could look,” UBC AMS

07-November-2013, “#RippleEffectUBC campaign promotes sustainability,” Academica Top Ten

06-November-2013, “UBC Ripple Effect campaign hopes to make waves,” The Ubyssey

04-November-2013, “Ripple of excitement,” UBC News

October 2013

24-October-2013, “UBC Vancouver demoing a first in CHP,” Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production

22-October-2013, “UBC Bioenergy R&D Facility is world’s first community-scale CHP biomass system,” District Energy

06-October-2013, “Recent UBC Conference Examines Issues in Sports and Sustainability,” School of Kinesiology, UBC

September 2013

25-September-2013, “CIRS becomes UBC’s first LEED Platinum building,” UBC Public Affairs

August 2013

31-August-2013, “LEED Buildings In Vancouver Edge City Closer To 'Greenest' Goal (PHOTOS),” Huffington Post

29-August-2013, “Innovative power system partnership provides rewards for GE, Nexterra, UBC,” Financial Post (GE Campaign)

29-August-2013, “Photo Gallery: Generating power with wood fuel at UBC,” Financial Post (GE Campaign)

August-2013, “Keeps Going and Going and…,” Business in Vancouver

August-2013, “Green Beacons of UBC,” Business in Vancouver

August-2013, “Masters of the [Green] Universe,” Business in Vancouver

August-2013, “4 9 10 25 33 41 44 49 84 99 258 480,” Business in Vancouver

August-2013, “UBC and CISCO partner on energy initiatives,” Business in Vancouver 

August-2013, “Nexterra /UBC honoured as one of the 2012/2013 Project Highlights,” Nexterra

July 2013

11-July-2013, “Climate change realism requires lifting veil of denial,” The Georgia Straight

June 2013

28-June-2013, "Intelligent design in buildings makes for better living, UBC researchers find," The Vancouver Sun

12-June-2013, “UBC makes 18 electric-car charging stations available to the public,” Georgia Straight

01-June-2013, “Sharks worth more in ocean than in soup, B.C. study finds,” CBC News

May 2013

28-May-2013, “Business: UBC and Cisco partnership,” Global BC

27-May-2013, “The University of British Columbia and Cisco Collaborate on Smart+Connected Buildings and Smart Energy,” The Wall Street Journal

24-May-2013, “UBC bestows doctorate on 'whacked-out nature worshipper' Tzeporah Berman,” The Vancouver Sun

11-May-2013, “Agents of change are drawn to green careers,” Leader Post

06-May-2013, “District Energy: a Proven Technology,” Construction Business 

April 2013

27-April-2013, “Sustainability: Are We The Monsters?: John Robinson at TEDxStanleyPark,” TEDxTalks

24-April-2013, “Change agents drawn to green careers,” The Province

24-April-2013, “Change agents drawn to green careers,” Postmedia News 

24-April-2013, “The adventures of the Templeton Environment Club,” The Vancouver Courier

24-April-2013, “UBC unveils Smart Grid energy storage system,” Journal of Commerce

22-April-2013, “UBC Vancouver Campus Unveils New Smart Grid Energy Storage Project,” Renew Grid Magazine 

22-April-2013, “Canada’s greenest employers for 2013,” The Globe and Mail

08-April-2013, “UBC Sustainability Fair (April 4, 2013),” Sustainability Television 

March 2013

29-March-2013, "Going with the grain, and building with wood," The Globe and Mail

27-March-2013, "Architects change recycling habits with design," CBC

25-March-2013, "A tale of two lunch rooms," CBC

25-March-2013, "Hidden cameras show 2 lunchrooms' recycling habits," CBC 

25-March-2013, “Big Earth Hour effort on Island,” The Vancouver Sun

24-March-2013, "Island communities outshine Metro Vancouver for Earth Hour (with video)," The Vancouver Sun

19-March-2013, "Vancouver crowned Earth Hour capital by World Wildlife Fund," The Vancouver Sun

18-March-2013, "Energy Boost," Construction & Demolition Recycling 

18-March-2013, "Wood Project Excellence Honoured," Journal of Commerce

13-March-2013, "The University of British Columbia's low carbon future," Troy Media

5-March-2013, “B.C. Wood Design Awards honour innovation in residential and commercial structures,” The Vancouver Sun

5-March-2013, “Mushroom farm a fertile ground for collaboration,” The Globe and Mail

5-March-2013, “UBC Is Heating Up and Getting Green,” The Huffington Post

4-March-2013, “2013 BC Wood Design Awards announced,” Canadian Architect 

February 2013

26-February-2013, “UBC district heating: Low carbon Lego,” Green Energy Futures

23-February-2013, "Successful SME ViLLab Meeting with Alberto Cayuela," Energy ViLLab

19-February-2013, "In search of the greenest building in Canada," Troy Media 

07-February-2013, “The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability is a living laboratory for green building methods,” Green Energy Futures

05-February-2013, "Mark Forsythe interview with Dr. John Robinson, "Carbon Neutrality is one thing. Carbon negativity quite another.""  CBC BC Almanac 

February-2013, “Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility – UBC,” Award Magazine

January 2013

21-January-2013, “Recycling CF Light Bulbs,” Global BC 

15-January-2013, "UBC and Fraunhofer Society enter $4.9 million clean energy partnership," UBC Public Affairs 

02-January-2013, “Behind the buildings: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability,” The Ubyssey

September - December 2012

20-December-2012, “Start an Evolution Campaign Celebration in London,” UBC Office of the President

12-December-2012, “Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability – Designed to be the most sustainable building in North America,” SABMag

6-December-2012, "Follow-up: UBC generating heat, power, and buzz with renewable biomass-fueled CHP," District Energy

December-2012, “Sustainability: The Journal of Record,” Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

26-November-2012, "Vancouver: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability," The Danish Architecture Centre and Cities

22-November-2012, "FM Issue: Eyeing the End Result," Today's Facility Manager

19-November-2012, "Game models effects of climate change," Vancouver Sun

16-November-2012, "Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability: Wood - An Integral Part of a New-Positive Building," Naturally Wood

1-November-2012, "How a videogame could help communities avert disaster," UBC Reports

19-October-2012, “Exploiting British Columbia’s Bioenergy opportunities,” EnvironmentalExpert.com – The Environmental Industry Online

15-October-2012, “Innovative bioenergy facility at UBC,” British Columbia Community Forest Association

15-October-2012, "Innovative bioenergy facility at UBC," Journal of Commerce: Western Canada's Construction Newspaper

15-October-2012, "University’s clean energy facility wins KPMG award,"  Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production

14-October-2012, "Vancouver gets new renewable energy system up and running," BioEnergy News

12-October-2012, "A New Challenge: Beyond Zero Waste," Network for Business Sustainability

10-October-2012, "To CIRS with Love," Compost Diaries: The Conversation Continues

September/October-2012, “UBC first Canadian university to produce clean heat and electricity from biofuel,” Trek Online: The Magazine of the University of British Columbia

26-September-2012, “Clean Energy’s Dirty Secrets,” The Tyee

26-September-2012, “UBC unveils plan to provide more housing for students, faculty,” The Globe and Mail

20-September-2012, “UBC prof talks about his vision of ‘regenerative sustainability,” The Charlatan: Carleton’s Independent Weekly

19-September-2012, “UBC to get electric car charging stations on campus,” The Ubyssey

18-September-2012, “University of British Columbia unveils $34m bio-energy facility,” Cogeneration & On-site Power Production

14-September-2012, "Nexterra, UBC and GE celebrate opening of biomass CHP system," Biomass Magazine

14-September-2012, “Canadian university opens $34m energy facility,” Energy Business Review

14-September-2012, “Canadian university opens $34m renewable energy ‘living laboratory,’” Business in Vancouver

13-September-2012, “UBC first Canadian university to produce clean heat and electricity from biofuel,” UBC Public Affairs

02-September-2012, “Five of the Greenest Buildings in the World,” Awaken

September-2012, “Biomass Gasification System for Heat and Power,” National Resources Canada

May - August 2012

August-2012, “North American Projects Highlighted as Part of KPMG Urban Infrastructure Report,” Area Development: Site and Facility Planning

August-2012, "Making a Positive Impression: Living lab's environmental footprint goes beyond net zero", Innovation: Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists

25-July-2012, “BC Infrastructure Projects Receive Global Recognition,” The Epoch Times

24-July-2012, “Canadian infrastructure projects earn global recognition,” Radio Canada International

24-July-2012, “Building Environmental Awareness in Teens,” 2Sustain

13-July-2012, “UBC building sets new green standard,” Global British Columbia

05-July-2012, “UBC – University of British Columbia,” University of Oslo Blog Post

05-July-2012, “John Robinson: Universities as societal test-beds for sustainability,” Your Olive Branch

04-July-2012, “John Robinson: Universities as societal test-beds for sustainability,” Forbes

04-July-2012, “Green building gives back to the environment,” BC Business Beat

02-July-2012, “Life-Cycle Assessments,” EDC: The Official Magazine for the LEED Professional

26-June-2012, “Building biodiversity in commercial Canada,” Canadian Biomass

18-June-2012, “Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability,” Foreign State

13-June-2012, “Perkins + Wills architects establish S.F. beachhead,” San Francisco Chronicle (SF GATE)

04-June-2012, “British Columbia’s best architects recognized,” Journal of Commerce: Wester Canada’s Construction Newspaper

04-June-2012, “Wood That Reaches New Heights,” The New York Times

June-2012, “Dr. Sustainability: Environmental Scientist of the Year,” Canadian Geographic

18-May-2012, “UBC professor named Environmental Scientist of the Year,” The Vancouver Sun

18-May-2012, “Environmental Scientist of the Year - Canada’s greenest prof: Vancouver might just be home to the greenest building in the world. Meet the geography professor who brought it to life,” Canadian Geographic

18-May-2012, "Universities can transform campuses into test beds for sustainability: UBC professor" Vancouver Sun

16-May-2012, “Architect gets kudos for Brighouse School design,” Richmond Review

15-May-2012, “2012 AIBC Architecture Awards,” Canadian Architect

14-May-2012, “2012 AIBC Architectural Awards,” The Vancouver Sun

14-May-2012, “Vancouver, Montreal, Portland and Minneapolis among most “bikeable” cities in North America: UBC research,” UBC Public Affairs 

02-May-2012, “Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) – Part 1,” Spacing Vancouver: Understanding the Urban Landscape

January - April 2012

26-April-2012, “Net Zero Certified: Two Buildings That Make More Energy Than They Use,” Phi Planet

20-April-2012, "The building that's beyond green," The Globe and Mail

7-April-2012, "Canadian Building Benchmark for Efficiency in Contruction and Operation," Radio National (Australia) 

10-March-2012, “Globe 2012: Campaign to end shark-fin fishery earns GLOBE Foundation nomination,” Vancouver Sun

4-March-2012, “Redefining Green: Dr. John Robinson speaks about UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability,” Canadian Architect

1-March-2012, “'Living lab' designed to be the most sustainable building in North America,” World Architecture News

1-March-2012, “The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability,” Architect

Spring-2012, “University of British Columbia Brings Sustainability Out of the Lab and Onto Campus,” Honeywell

26-February-2012, “A New Kind of Green,” North Shore News

24-February-2012, “Follow Friday: A Vancouver science diary,” CNN

20-February-2012, “Building Sustainable Future Needs More Than Science, Experts Say,” Common Dreams

14-February-2012, “Suzuki Diaries: Future City Webisode,” CBC

6-February-2012, "Lessons in Sustainability" Avoiding 100-year mistakes," Vancouver Sun

31-January-2012 “UBC as a sustainability sandbox,” letstalkenergy.ca

20-January-2012 “UBC Hosts Tour of CIRS,” BCIT Broadcast News

9-January-2012 “Honeywell Technology Featured in New Sustainability Research Center,” ACHRnews

January-2012 “The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS),” Architizer

January-2012 “Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability University of British Columbia,” Haworth

December 2011

28-December-2011, “North America’s Greenest Building Hopes to Pave Path for Sustainable Design,” SchoolConstructionNews

19-December-2011, “Best in Class | The True Story of a Little Building that is Transforming the Industry,” energyadvantage

8-December-2011, “University of British Columbia LEED Platinum building more expensive upfront but costs less to maintain,” DailyCommercialNews

5-December-2011, “University of British Columbia Claims Credit for ‘North America’s Greenest Building’,”Thomasnet

December-2011 “Across My Desk,” AutomatedBuildings

November 2011

30-Novemeber-2011, “Five most sustainable office buildings in the world,” Green Diary

28-November-2011, “North America’s Most Sustainable Building,” Creating a Sustainable Future

27-November-2011, “David Suzuki talks UBC after receiving honorary degree,” The Ubyssey

27-November-2011, “Is This North America’s Greenest Building?,” SierraActivist

27-November-2011, “Is This North America’s Greenest Building?,” ThinkProgress

25-November-2011, “Inside CIRS at University of British Columbia  - “North America’s Greenest Building”,” Orta blu

23-November-2011, “Inside CIRS at University of British Columbia -- "North America's Greenest Building",” treehugger

22-November-2011, “CIRS Opening Conference 2011,” Landscape Visualization

21-November-2011, “University of British Columbia’s CIRS Building is a Living Eco Laboratory in Vancouver,” Inhaitat

17-November-2011, “11.17.11,” Smart+Connected Communities Institute

17-November-2011, “British Columbia College Goes Uber Green,” Earth Techling

16-November-2011, “Beyond Sustainability: Talking About Our Regeneration,” Climate Access

15-November-2011, “New building will help UBC cut carbon emissions,” Metro News

9-November-2011, “Most sustainable building in North America opens at UBC,” The Ubyssey

9-November-2011, “The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability Ppens at the University of British Columbia,” AIBCeNews

8-November-2011, “The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability opens at the University of British Columbia,” Canadian Architect

7-November-2011, “Honeywell celebrates grand opening of UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability – CIRS,” Electrical Business

7-November-2011, “Honeywell celebrates grand opening of UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability – CIRS,” Energy Manager

7-November-2011, “University opens 'greenest' building to advance sustainability research and innovation,” Make It Wood

6-November-2011, “The Living Laboratory,” Jessica Robin Thomas

6-November-2011, “The University of British Columbia has unveiled the most the building in North America “Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability,” Sustain2Green

4-November-2011, “UBC opens Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability,” Academica Group

4-November-2011, “Accelerating Sustainability with CIRS,” Cisco Canada Blog

3-November-2011, “CIRS opens as North America’s greenest building,” Green ArchiTEXT

3-November-2011, “Will private developers pick up living buildings?,” Green Building

3-November-2011, “Accelerating Sustainability with CIRS,” Connected Communities Institute

3-November-2011, “The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, A Net-Positive Living Lab, Opens at the University of British Columbia Today,” The Journal of Commerce

3-November-2011, “Honeywell Expertise, Technology Provide "Smarts" for New UBC Research Facility - One of the Most Sustainable Buildings in the World,” Automated Buildings

3-November-2011,”MOA Welcomes UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS),” The Museum of Anthropology

3-November-2011, “Video: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability,” Perkins Will

3-Novemeber-2011, “UBC Opens North America’s Greenest Building,” UBC Reports

3-Novemrber-2011, “Harnessing Nature’s Energy to Heat an Entire Campus,” UBC Reports

3-November-2011, “Going Green Abroad,” UBC Repots

3-Novemeber-2011, “Window to the Future,” UBC Reports

3-November-2011, “Engineering a Greener Future,” UBC Reports

3-November-2011, “Outtakes,” UBC Reports

3-November-2011, “UBC’s Roadmap to Zero Emissions,” UBC Reports

3-November-2011, “Growing Social Sustainability at UBC Farm,” UBC Reports

3-November-2011, “Public Health Professor Pursues Tuition-free Online University,” UBC Reports

3-November-2011, “Turning Global Problems into Solutions,” UBC Reports

2-November-2011, “Accelerating Sustainability with CIRS,” Dr. Rick Huijbregts

November-2011, “University of British Columbia’s CIRS Building is a Living Eco-laboratory in Vancouver,” Inhabitat

November-2011, “VSB Students participate in the opening of Greenest Building in North America,” Vancouver School Board

September - October 2011

19-October-2011, “CIRS is for sustainability,” Real Estate Foundation

18-October-2011, “A sustaining myth,” The Age

30-September-2011, “Chinese developer makes Canadian debut at UBC,” The Vancouver Courier

27-September-2011, “More Emerald Than Ivory,” Corporate Knights Magazine

08-September-2011, “Mr. Sustainability Q & A with John Robinson,” Nature Magazine 

07-September-2011, “Q&A: Mr Sustainability,” Nature

September-2011, “UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS),” foursquare

May - August 2011


30-August-2011, “Creating a True Culture of Conservation and Energy Efficiency,” HPAC Engineering

August-2011, "North America's Most Sustainable Building," Katerva: For a Sustainable Tomorrow (blog)

7-July-2011, “Wood Revival at CIRS,” UBC Public Affairs

09-July-2011, “UBC Does More Than Study Green Initiatives - It's Immersed In Them,” The Vancouver Sun

23-June-2011, “Next regeneration: a building that boosts the environment,” Times Higher Education

2-June-2011, "Tipping Point: How CIRS will transform building water use," UBC Reports

June-2011, "Students fuel sustainable solutions," UBC Reports

6-May-2011, "John Robinson speaks at Sam Sullivan's May 2011 Public Salon," Youtube

January - April 2011

11-April-2011, “CIRS building recovers energy from a neighbour,” Canadian Consulting Engineer

31-March-2011, “The Tyee: How to Design a Building that Restores the Earth,” Green-ing

29-March-2011, “New Building Designed to Produce More Energy than it Uses,” The Utopianist

28-March-2011, “How to Design a Building that Restores the Earth,” TheTyee.ca

2-March-2011, “CIRS Overview with Dr. John Robinson,” Year of Science

28-February-2011, “UBC Breaks Ground on Biomass Gasification to CHP Demonstration Project,” Teru Talk

25-February-2011, “Sustainability: Lets Get Educated!,” Corporate Social Responsibility

24-Februrary-2011, “Details of Feb. 24 Lunch,” IFMA BC

17-February-2011, “UBC and China’s Modern Green to advance green building,” Globe-Net

10-February-2011, “Green Schools Provide Better Learning Environment for Students,” Peachy Green

9-February-2011, “How Green School Buildings Help Children Grow,” The Tyee

5-February-2011, “UBC, Chinese property developer join forces in strategic R&D deal,” Canada.com

4-February-2011, "UBC announces $3.5 million R&D program with China’s Modern Green building developer,” BC Wood

4-February-2011, “UBC and China’s Modern Green Development partner to advance green building research,” UBC Public Affairs

4-February-2011, “The Human Touch: UBC to Study Green Building Inhabitants,” UBC Public Affairs

24-January-2011, “UBC sustainability project will measure happiness along with energy inputs,” The Vancouver Sun

24-January-2011, “”Green” is the Way of the Future for UBC,” Norsteel

22-January-2011, “UBC evolves into a sustainability lab,” Canada.com

22-January-2011, “Sure we are saving energy, but are people any happier?,” Canada.com

12-January-2011, "North America's Greenest Building Hopes to Pave Path for Sustainable Design," SchoolConstructionNews

6-January-2011, “Restorative Buildings,” UBC Reports

5-January-2011, “Super Green Design for British Columbia,” Jetson Green

January-2011, “Sustainable: By All Accounts,” CGA 

January-2011, "Next Big Thing, Regenerative Buildings," UBC Reports

December 2010 

24-December-2010, “Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS),” Visualize us

21-December-2010, “Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS),” Abrief

05-December-2010, “CIRS – UBC’s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative!,” Sifat Hasan’s Blog

04-December-2010, “Video: UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability,” Arch Daily

03-December-2010, “The Ten Essential Renewable Energy News Stories This Week,” EnergyBoom

01-December-2010 “On the Web: University of British Columbia’s Upcoming Greenest Building in North America Goes Live

,” EnergyBoom

January - November 2010

28-November-2010, “Looking for less than zero,” Scope

25-November-2010, “The Greenest Building in North America,” CathayService

24-November-2010, “The Greenest Building in North America,” Bustler

15-October-2010, “The Greenest Building in the World?,” Business News Network

June-2010, “Above and Beyond: The sustainable features at CIRS far exceed LEED Platinum Standards,” Construction Today

23-June-2010, "UBC graduate students join city hall's environmental effors," Vancouver Courier

13-February-2010, “Super Green Design for British Columbia,” Jetson Green


09-April-2009, “New university building will provide an 'incubator' to help foster world change,” The Vancouver Sun  

17-September-2009, “Smart Buildings and Smart Occupants,” GLOBE-Net

19-October-2009, “The Future of Cities: Climate Change Denial”, The Mark News

19-October-2009, “Life Cycle Costing - The First Step in Green Building,” GLOBE-Net

24-November-2009, “Gaming the Future and Getting it Right: an Interview with Dr. John Robinson,” World Changing

10-November-2009, “ Federal Investment Supports New Research Centre on Sustainability,” Western Economic Diversification Canada

10-November-2009, “Building Better Cities,” Financial Post

06-November-2009, “Conversations for change on Smart Cities,” The National Post

04-November-2009, “2040 Vision: B.C. and Climate Change,” BC Business

04-November-2009, “Smart, green and humane - Smartshift: Conversations for change,” The Vancouver Sun 


21-January-2006, “The Ultimate Green Lab: C.I.R.S.,” Inhabitat