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UBC first Canadian university to produce clean heat and electricity from biofuel

Sep. 13, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Today, the University of British Columbia officially opened a pioneering $34-million clean energy facility, making it Canada’s first university – and one of a few institutions worldwide – to produce both clean heat and electricity for its campus from renewable bioenergy.

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UBC receives Canada’s first ‘gold’ in new university sustainability ratings

Aug. 19, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pioneering clean energy projects, an aggressive carbon-reduction strategy and North America’s greenest building have helped UBC to garner Canada’s first gold rating in a new international program that assesses sustainability achievements in higher education.

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Recycling with a heart: UBC student’s efforts help Cambodian university

Jun. 30, 2011 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , ,

A UBC student’s call to help a university in Cambodia resulted in a flood of donations from departments all over campus, via the university’s new reuse-it! program. The second-hand items were enough to fill a container, which is now on a ship bound for Southeast Asia.

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UBC energy conversion saves $4 million a year, cuts GHGs

Jun. 9, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A new $85-million UBC district energy system will dramatically reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption while advancing clean energy research and development opportunities on campus.

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