With nearly 400 institutional and residential buildings on campus, operating our buildings is the largest component of UBC’s environmental and carbon footprint. We currently operate the largest portfolio of green buildings at a Canadian university and are working to improve green building design and performance and promote regenerative development.

ENHANCING GREEN BUILDING DESIGN

  • Completed building energy studies to help develop UBC’s first Green Building Plan in 2016-2017.
  • Introduced new bird friendly building design guidelines to help reduce bird fatalities caused by collisions with window glass.
  • Improved technical guidelines to enhance building envelopes on campus and create more efficiency.

GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATIONS

  • In 2015 construction activity continued, an additional 10 LEED registered buildings were under construction and 3 REAP registered buildings were being built in the neighbourhoods.
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