UBC approves $85 M heating plant conversion

June 12, 2011

Last week, UBC’s Board of Governors approved a five-year, $85-million project to convert an aging steam heating system on its Vancouver campus to a hot water system, which will heat more than 100 buildings, reduce campus energy consumption by 24% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 22% (the equivalent of removing 2,000 cars from the road). The efficiencies are expected to save UBC $4 million annually, and contribute to realizing the "most aggressive carbon-reduction targets among the world’s top universities." Construction will begin July 4 2011. UBC Media Release