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SFU moves to further decrease carbon footprint of its investments

Simon Fraser University Summary Simon Fraser University is decreasing its investment portfolio’s carbon footprint by a further 10 per cent, for a total reduction of 40 per cent by 2030. In 2016 the university announced its intention to reduce its investment carbon footprint by 30 per cent. ...

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Incremental Livable - An A\J Q&A with Gordon Harris

Alternatives Journal Summary What happens when a group of urban planners attempt to create a living model of a walkable, energy-efficient and sustainable community at a scale applicable to the country’s largest cities? You get UniverCity , a groundbreaking initiative of urban planner...

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Q&A: Is building low-carbon neighbourhoods sustainable?

Joannah Connolly, Delta Optimist Summary Atop a forested mountain in Burnaby lies UniverCity, an enclave that was created in the mid-90s to house Simon Fraser University faculty, staff and students, and be a model of a sustainable neighbourhood. More than a decade on, the community now...

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Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility

Summary Corix Utilities Inc. has received regulatory approval from the BCUC to design and construct a 13.5MWt Biomass facility and supporting distribution and delivery infrastructure to serve the existing UniverCity residential customers of the UniverCity NUS as well the SFU Campus hot water...