UBC is currently completeing its 5 year, 10 phase, $88m steam to hot water conversion project. This project will see 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 includes the construction of UBC's new LEED Gold $24m Hot Water Campus Energy Center (CEC). Once complete the new DES will reduce UBC's GHG emissions by 22% from a 2007 baseline.
This hi level presentation will discuss the rationale and drivers for the conversion. It will discuss how this mutli phase project was financed and the business case that enabled the complete disinvestment of a steam energy system and the conversion to hot water. Along the way and all through this project many lessons have been learned and implemented, which will be discussed and shared.
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