News

Replacing our fluorescent lights with LEDs

UBC Building Operations and Energy & Water Services have teamed up with BC Hydro and the Province of BC to replace existing T8 fluorescent lights on campus with LED lights.

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Repair, renew, or replace? The financial strategy for our campus assets

As buildings age their condition naturally deteriorates. During that time, we invest in maintenance, repairs, and renewals—until we ultimately replace the building with a new one. The question is, how do we define when and how much to invest before we consider replacing the building altogether?

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Supporting Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver

Building Operations accepts a "Community Donor Award" plaque from Habitat for Humanity.

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Despite the rain, we’re getting ready for summertime watering

In preparation for the drier days of summer, Building Operations is currently re-pressurizing and testing our sprinkler systems. As we move into summer and the ground dries, the system's programs will be turned on to match Metro Vancouver's water restriction schedule.

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Hot Water Quality at UBC’s Point Grey Campus

Due to unexpected equipment (i.e. heat exchanger) failures, HOT WATER quality is being monitored across campus. In an abundance of caution, we are posting notices at all HOT WATER faucets in 56 building complexes that contain the problematic heat exchangers.

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