elementslab is an applied urban design and built environment research group in the School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture and the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability at UBC.

Featured research: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment

This multi-year, multi-disciplinary Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions-funded research program investigates energy and emissions in the built environment from the scale of building systems to entire cities. In collaboration with co-investigators from UBC Vancouver, SFU and UBC Okanagan, the elementslab researches practical, implementable solutions for BC municipalities to reduce energy demand and GHG emissions in their built environments.

Research projects within this program investigate community-scale solutions, new construction standards, building energy retrofits, building lifecycle assessment, financial mechanisms to reduce emissions, and effective policy mechanisms at all levels of government.