UBC completed its 5-year, 10 phase, $88 million steam to hot water conversion project in December 2015. This project has seen the transition and decommissioning of UBC's 1925 vintage legacy steam system and its replacement by a new Hot Water District Energy System (DES). The project also included the construction of UBC's new LEED Gold $24m Campus Energy Center (CEC). The completion the new Hot Water DES will reduce UBC's CO2 emissions by 22% from a 2007 baseline.This high level presentation discusses the rationale and drivers for the conversion. It describes how this multi-phase project was financed and the business case that enabled the complete disinvestment of an existing steam district energy system and the subsequent conversion to hot water. Along the way many lessons were learned and implemented, and these will be discussed and shared.
Paul Holt, University of British Columbia
24 Lyman Street, Suite 230
Westborough, MA 01581 USA
Phone +1 (508) 366-9339
Fax +1 (508) 366-0019
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