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Site Visit: UBC’s Campus Energy Centre & Bioenergy Facility

  • Where: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, University of British Columbia 
  • When: Friday, May 17, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Transportation: Participants will depart from the Four Seasons Hotel starting at 1:00 pm, proceeding to the University of British Columbia campus

On this site visit, you will explore UBC’s energy facilities, which are core to achieving campus climate action targets, and learn about UBC’s sustainability efforts. UBC’s new Campus Energy Centre (CEC) is a state-of-the-art hot water boiler facility and the primary energy source for the new Academic District Energy System (ADES). The facility is constructed using Canadian produced Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), a new wood building material that can be used as a low carbon, renewable alternative to steel construction and houses. Participants will also visit the Bioenergy Research & Demonstration Facility (BRDF), which is a unique combined heat and power (CHP) facility on campus that can produce both clean, renewable heat and electricity.