UBC buildings / Guides

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...buildings worldwide that will provide “net positive” benefits to the environment. It reduces UBC ’s carbon emissions, powers itself and a neighboring building with renewable and waste energy, creates drinking water from rainwater and treats wastewater onsite. The CIRS building includes a green roof cour...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...UBC study, there is a 90% reduced chance of injury when bike lanes are separated by physical barriers compared to just painted on lines. Higher building standards: Building rating systems like EnergGuide, Built Green, and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) reward homeowners and builders for creati...