This month we preview Phase 2 of the University Boulevard Consultation, and celebrate an important milestone for the campus heating upgrade, our latest architecture award and more!
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Campus and Community Planning
As public stewards, we are accountable for ensuring that any choices made about land, buildings, infrastructure and transportation serve UBC’s core academic mission and advance sustainability.
Phase 2 University Boulevard Consultation
Today we are launching phase 2 of the University Boulevard Precinct public consultation.
During this phase we are presenting proposed planning and design concepts for feedback. Public consultation will run from April 7 – 19 with both on-campus and online opportunities.
Public Open House – TOMORROW
Date: April 8, 2015
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Main Concourse, Student Union Building (SUB), 6138 Student Union Boulevard
Refreshments will be served.
UBC is upgrading the system that provides heat for buildings on campus. This project, also known as District Energy, will replace our 90-year-old steam infrastructure with a more efficient, sustainable hot water system.
The “heart” of the new system will be the Campus Energy Centre (CEC), which has achieved a significant milestone in its construction with the recent delivery of three 15 Megawatt capacity boilers. The boilers have travelled over 3,500 km from Wichita Kansas, and will supply hot water to 110 buildings through 18 kilometers of insulated pipe below ground.
C+CP Director Features
C+CP had two of its directors profiled in the Ubyssey recently. Read about how Carole Jolly and Gerry McGeough have helped to shape campus through their work on building our community and designing the spaces we interact with.
Utown@UBC Community Bike Clinics
Get you bike tuned up for the spring and learn how you can take a stand by getting informed, making a choice, and planning to vote in the upcoming transit referendum.
Clinics are on April 9th, 16th and 30th at various times and locations. Check out the website for more details.
Safe + Sustainable Transportation Month
May is Safe + Sustainable Transportation Month. There will be initiatives being promoted throughout campus tied to walking and cycling, including Bike to Work Week.
No plastics of any kind (including bags) should be put in the green Food Scraps bins at UBC. Plastic will cause problems at the Composting Facility on campus, and cause entire bins of food scraps to be sent to the landfill because they could not be processed.
Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference
The 2015 EESD conference is being held at UBC in June and will explore current and future ways of thinking in this field. Date: June 9-12, 2015 Location: UBC, Vancouver Registration is now open.
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