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More Power! BC Hydro Transmission Upgrades Underway

BC Hydro has approved a new plan to expand its transmission infrastructure in anticipation of UBC’s expanding electrical demands.

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Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility (BDRF) expansion approved

The 12 megawatt expansion will to allow campus district energy system to not only meet projected heating demand needs of new buildings, but will also enable over 50% of the campus heating requirements to be met by a clean renewable resource.

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Introducing Hennings 200, UBC’s first collaborative lecture theatre

In 2016, UBC’s Learning Spaces Team in consultation with the academic community undertook a project that would see the transformation of an iconic traditional lecture theatre, Hennings 200, into UBC’s first collaborative lecture theatre.

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Video: Energy & Water Services is reducing energy costs with innovative Wi-Fi-informed building controls

Learn how innovative new technology developed here at UBC is reducing energy costs by "counting" Wi-Fi connections at UBC. This technology could help UBC reduce greenhouse gasses by hundreds of tonnes and save as much as $100,000 per year.

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Update on the Procurement Modernization Project

The Procurement Modernization team has made several improvements to simplify purchasing and processing of payments at UBC.

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