Campus buildings are responsible for over 90% of overall campus emissions per year, and of that, building heating by natural gas is the key end-use that must be reduced to achieve significant greenhouse gas emission reductions. Incorporating integrated green building design, sustainable building operational practices and occupant engagement also play a critical role in campus climate stewardship.

Skeena Residence

New Buildings

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Mandate

Under British Columbia’s provincial jurisdiction, all publicly-owned new construction and major renovation projects over 600 m2 must achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification. LEED® Gold certification is mandatory for all new construction and major renovations for institutional buildings at UBC. About LEED

Existing Buildings

UBC follows key energy and carbon management principles to reduce impacts associated with campus legacy buildings. Learn about our building optimization program.