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Canadian University to Expand Biomass Plant with Federal Investment

Bioenergy Insight Summary The University of British Columbia is to spend $20.4 million (€18.4 million) expanding its wood waste to energy plant, with an additional $7.6 million (€6.8 million) in federal support. The university built its initial biomass-fuelled research and demonstration...

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University Campus Energy Centre a wood design winner for DIALOG

Peter Caulfield, Journal of Commerce Summary DIALOG has won a 2019 Wood Design Award from Wood WORKS! BC in the Institutional Wood Design – Large category. The Vancouver-based design company won for its Campus Energy Centre (CEC), a LEED Gold-certified hot water boiler facility that provides...

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UBC tops global university impact rankings: Times Higher Education

The University of British Columbia Summary The University of British Columbia is ranked number one in the world for taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts and ranked one in Canada for making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, according to Times Higher...

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UBC's water use, emissions plummet as sustainability solutions take hold

Summary UBC has increased enrollment by 24,000 students over the last 20 years while reducing annual water consumption on the campus by 50 percent, a whopping 272 million litres in total. That is a reduction of 69 per cent per-capita for the equivalent of about 47,000-plus full-time...

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Division 15 Mechanical making a name for itself with district energy systems

Peter Caulfield, Journal of Commerce Summary Division 115 Mechanical Ltd. is a Surrey, B.C.-based company that provides design-build, design-assist and construction services for mechanical systems in British Columbia. The company is also making a name for itself as a specialist in district...

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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...

CORIX_Presentation-TEC Tours.pdf

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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...

UBC Tour Slides.pdf

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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 ...