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UBC Biomass Expansion Project

Summary UBC is expanding its Biomass facility (BRDF) which will triple the size of UBC biomass production capacity. Once the project is completed (mid 2020), the UBC district energy system will be 70% renewably fuel sourced. This will complete a 10 year program that will have achieved an...


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Corix Temporary Energy Centres East and West

Corix’s TEC East and West are the two interim energy centre’s providing hot water thermal energy to the Neighbourhood District Energy Service (NDES) at UBC while the development of the Wesbrook Neighbourhood builds out. Both energy centre’s are a temporary means used to bridge the timing gap...

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University of British Columbia's Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility and Campus Energy Centre

Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility At UBC's Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility, a first of its kind project in North America, the system processes renewable biomass to generate thermal energy supplied via UBC’s new district energy system for heating campus buildings. The BRDF...

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Low Temperature Aquifer Geothermal Heating 4Th Generation District Heating

Summary Workshop 1 Session Speakers Colin Richardson, UBC Okanagan #2018 #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #Workshop #Sustainability #UniversityofBritishColumbia #Geothermal


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A Symposium on the UBC Transition: The Evolution of Low Carbon District Energy and Innovative Solutions at University of British Columbia

Summary Session Track 5A Speakers Jeff Griffin, University of British Columbia Paul Holt, University of British Columbia Jim Torcov, University of British Columbia Joshua Wauthy, University of British Columbia David Woodson, University of British Columbia #ConferenceProceeding #2018 ...


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Understanding the Impacts on US and Canadian Case Studies

Summary LEED Version 4 is now the current version of LEED for all new projects. LEED V4 brings many changes for interested district energy systems such as the forced phase-out of CFC’s, the ability to meet prerequisites with district energy alone, and more stringent energy requirements. This...

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Metro Vancouver’s vibrant district energy market

This article appears in the Q2 2018 of District Energy magazine. Across the greater Vancouver, B.C., area, neighborhood energy systems are growing in size and number and increasing their use of renewable energy technologies. The mountain-backed seaport of Vancouver, B.C., on Canada’s...

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Expanding Bioenergy, UBC's DES Goes Green

Summary Building on years of operational success with biomass, UBC is now preparing to expand its renewable energy portfolio. Located within an existing bioenergy facility this new 12MW biomass addition will triple the facilities thermal generation capacity, increase campus resiliency, reduce...


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UBC Vancouver's Climate Action Plan

Summary In 2010 UBC's Board of Governors' adopted the UBC Vancouver Climate Action plan targets for reducing campus GHG emissions. UBC commited to 33% reduction by 2015, a 67% reduction by 2020 and a 100% reduction by 2015 against a 2007 baseline. This presentation will review the policy...