The Sustainability Office leads, coordinates and supports various sustainability initiatives across the campus. Here are some examples of current initiatives underway.
The Sustainability Office is responsible for the development of sustainability plans and policies to achieve UBC’s sustainability’s commitments. In 2016, the Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan was developed in parallel with and in support of the UBC Okanagan Campus Plan (2015). The plan outlines aspirational 2050 Campus Sustainability Goals, a long-term road map, targets, and a 5-year implementation plan toward the achievement of those goals.
The Building Optimization Project is a partnership between UBC’s Sustainability Office, Facilities Management and FortisBC to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions from legacy campus buildings. Monitoring software and a public-facing dashboard, developed by Pulse Energy, has been implemented in nine campus buildings.
The Power of You (PoU) was founded in 2012 as an executive-endorsed voluntary energy reduction awareness and engagement program.
Starting a Green Team at UBC’s Okanagan campus is an excellent way to get involved with green initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of your building, department, classroom, lab, or residence.
At UBC’s Okanagan campus, the Sustainability Office collaborates across the campus and with relevant external stakeholders to advance campus sustainability performance.