Test – working

  • Develop a 2 person dedicated energy team on campus to implement the infrastructure plan, monitor and report on campus energy and carbon performance.
  • Develop a campus-wide Behavior Change Engagement Strategy to promote and support campus awareness for resource conservation and DSM strategies required for whole systems plan implementation.
  • Energy Conservation Measure (ECM) implementations
  • Engage UBCO Risk Management Services for lab air change rate reductions
    and other lab measures
  • Continue with re-commissioning efforts on campus to improved existing
    building operations
  • Improve management of DES: Perform a study to show the performance
    (energy and cost) of the DES and the building side heat pumps during summer
    winter and shoulder seasons, and identify additional waste heat sources that
    could reject heat into the DES during the winter e.g. data centres and
    electrical rooms
  • Connect the DES loop south campus, add cooling towers for heat
    rejection.
  • Update UBCO’s Design Guidelines,
    Technical Guidelines, UBC LEED v4 Implementation Guide
    , and Project Design Briefs with guidance for
    energy performance of new construction and energy efficient systems.
  • Establish a campus-wide monitoring strategy and water metering program
    (for each building, cooling and irrigation) to develop an accurate water use
    baseline for campus operations through the implementation of a water audit
    program and installation of water meters in existing and new buildings.
  • Develop a long-term water management plan for the campus that
    establishes a policy for auditing, monitoring and tracking overall water
    performance, and for overcoming short-term focus on capital cost vs. long-term
    imperative to plan for water shortages.
  • Develop a campus-wide Behaviour Change and Engagement Strategy to
    promote and support campus resource conservation and DSM strategies required
    for whole systems plan implementation.
  • Update UBCO’s Design Guidelines,
    Technical Guidelines, UBC LEED v4 Implementation Guide
    , and Project Design Briefs for expected water
    performance of new construction and existing building upgrades.
  • Continue to phase in planned drip irrigation program (FM 5-year plan);
    include recommendation for Xeriscaping in landscape vision.
  • Continue to densify and focus development in the campus core.
  • Avoid incremental loss of natural areas including woodlands and
    indigenous grasslands during campus expansion.
  • Update the 2011 Stormwater
    Management Plan
    to address rainfall capture and wetland creation, and
    consideration of and changes in the 2015 Campus Plan.
  • Update UBCO Design Guidelines
    to include requirements for integrating natural systems into new construction
    and landscape projects.
  • Implement the recommendations of the 2006
    Wild Fire Management Plan
    .
  • Increase tree planting in and adjacent to parking area to provide summer
    shading.
  • Develop staff training to support best practices including irrigation
    and soil management.
  • Test best practices for expanding natural areas in order to determine
    costs of transitioning to this landscape typology.
  • Expand the number of and range of wetlands types associated with parking
    areas or other larger impermeable areas for biodiversity enhancement (open
    water, marshes, willow thicket, seasonally flooded areas) and rainwater
    management.
  • Test native planting and maintenance strategies in order to increase the
    use of native species.
  • Work with UBCO faculty to design landscape areas and develop planting
    strategies to benefit specific species or species groups such as native
    pollinators, butterflies, and birds which are compatible with developed areas.
  • Showcase the use of the Okanagan landscape as part of the campus
    identity.
  • Expand opportunities and resources to use natural areas as part of the
    campus’ research and learning program, and seek opportunities to align with
    UBCO’s academic program.
  • Develop community volunteer programs to help support the long-term
    stewardship of the biodiversity-based programs (i.e., trail building &
    maintenance, community gardens, species monitoring etc.).
  • Update
    Project Design Brief for new capital
    project to include performance requirements to use LID methods, maximize
    biodiversity in landscaping, consider on a project per project basis green-roof
    feasibility.
  • Update the 2011 Stormwater
    Management Plan
    to address rainfall capture, infiltration, and wetland
    creation, and potential integration of LID methods.
  • Expand the number of wetlands associated with parking areas or other
    larger impermeable areas.
  • Increase the range of wetland types for biodiversity enhancement (open
    water, marshes, willow thicket, seasonally flooded areas).
  • Complete a geotechnical soil investigation to better understand
    infiltration rates of different locations on campus and to the potential for
    infiltration opportunities. This would identify where LID techniques are most
    appropriate.
  • Test best practices for using LID methods in certain areas on campus.
  • Consider, as part of updating the UBCO’s Design Guidelines, a recommendation on which buildings are best
    suited for a green roofing strategy, recognizing that green roofs may not be
    suitable for all building. Include recommendations for plant species selection
    for LID strategies in order to minimize maintenance costs, ability to sustain
    dry seasons, and maximize ecological value.
  • Update the 2011 Stormwater
    Management Plan
     to reflect the 2015
    Campus Plan
    and measures, while confirming size of expanded wetland
    complex.
  • Establish a program for monitoring and maintaining the performance of
    the campus rainwater system.
  • Expand opportunities and resources to use natural areas as part of the
    campus’ research and learning program.
  • Update Project Design Brief
    for new capital project to include performance requirements to use LID methods,
    maximize biodiversity in landscaping, consider on a project per project basis
    green-roof feasibility and permeable paving.