UBC AMS begins construction on green student union building

The Alma Mater Society (AMS) of UBC, in conjunction with campus partners, broke ground on the new Student Union Building (SUB) on Feb. 29. Doors of the new GREEN SUB are expected to open in August 2014.
The new 250,000 square foot SUB aims to be LEED Platinum+ certified. The groundbreaking ceremony was the culmination of almost six years of negotiations, consultations, and hundreds of meetings with students, staff and the UBC community.

The new SUB will be a unique destination that serves as a dynamic gathering place for students to interact and grow a vibrant student community UBC’s Vancouver campus. Located at University Square, this facility will feature high levels of sustainable building design and an innovative student- driven decision making process that will serve as a model for future developments on UBC and beyond.
“This building will be the heart of campus, showcase the latest in sustainable development, and redefine the idea of a student union building,” says AMS president Jeremy McElroy.
The future home of UBC students will also see a complete overhaul in food and beverage operations, student services and club spaces including the world’s first microbrewery on a university campus. The new space will seek to nurture the nutritional, cultural, political, academic, recreational, and spiritual needs of all UBC students.

For more information, visit: http://mynewsub.com/site/