The Sustainability Office is responsible for the advancement of sustainability on campus to support its development as a vibrant, regenerative community.
The Sustainability Office is responsible for operational sustainability planning and program development, best management practices for the natural campus environment and systems, sustainability and regulatory carbon performance monitoring and reporting, and sustainability awareness and community engagement programs. We are guided by UBC’s sustainability and climate imperatives and work closely with colleagues across UBC to achieve our collective goals.
Develop sustainability policies, plans, programs and initiatives.
Develop and monitor UBC Okanagan's Climate Action Plan, Whole Systems Plan, Integrated Rainwater Management Plan and the natural campus environment to support the Campus Plan (2015).
Engage the community to build capacity to support the integration of sustainability actions across campus units.
Develop sustainability objectives, strategies and guidelines in campus planning.
Support UBC’s integrated design process for building projects and develop/adapt UBC Green Building Policies for the campus.
Lead campus sustainability performance measurement, reporting and benchmarking.
Lead regulatory carbon emission reporting and offsets for the campus, in accordance with Provincially legislated requirements.
Collaborate with energy utility providers, City of Kelowna, and partners in the pursuit of climate leadership and resource conservation.
Support campus as a living laboratory and student learning opportunities.