UBC receives $2M gift from RBC Foundation
UBC has received a $2 million donation from The RBC Foundation in support of a number of sustainability projects across its Vancouver campus.
Jun 20, 2014
New Director of CIRS Ray Cole says we should expand our focus from creating green buildings to creating sustainable patterns of living.
Nov 4, 2013
CIRS becomes UBC’s first LEED Platinum building
CIRS has been awarded the highest designation in green building performance from the LEED rating system.
Sep 25, 2013
UBC, Fraunhofer formalize partnership among world’s top clean energy researchers
The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with Germany’s Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest research institution for applied research, to focus on renewable-energy technologies.
Mar 8, 2012
Building a net-positive future: Dialogues at UBC Robson Square examines regenerative sustainability
John Robinson, Executive Director of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, thinks much of the green movement misses the point. The traditional thinking on sustainability focuses on the need to reduce human activity in order to save the environment from ruin. But what if human activity could actually heal the environment? What if the commercial and residential buildings popping up around the world could improve the well-being of their inhabitants while making positive contributions to the environment?
Robinson and collaborator, UBC architecture professor Raymond Cole, will share their unique vision in regenerative sustainability Feb. 1 at the Canada Foundation for Innovation Dialogues at UBC Robson Square lecture series.
Feb 1, 2012
UBC opens North America’s ‘greenest’ building to advance sustainability research and innovation
UBC has opened the most sustainable building in North America, a $37-million “living laboratory” that will help to regenerate the environment and advance research and innovation on global sustainability challenges.
Nov 3, 2011
UBC receives Canada’s first ‘gold’ in new university sustainability ratings
Pioneering clean energy projects, an aggressive carbon-reduction strategy and North America’s greenest building have helped UBC to garner Canada’s first gold rating in a new international program that assesses sustainability achievements in higher education.
Aug 19, 2011
Green features come to life
A campus building that will model new environmental technologies nears completion
Apr 6, 2011 - by By Lynn Warburton
UBC and China’s Modern Green Development partner to advance green building research
The University of British Columbia and Modern Green Development Co. Ltd. – one of China’s largest property developers – have entered into a strategic partnership to advance green building research […]
Feb 4, 2011