Posts Tagged ‘CIRS’

UBC, Fraunhofer formalize partnership among world’s top clean energy researchers

Mar. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with Germany’s Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest research institution for applied research, to focus on renewable-energy technologies.

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Building a net-positive future: Dialogues at UBC Robson Square examines regenerative sustainability

Feb. 1, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags: , , , , ,

John Robinson, Executive Director of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, thinks much of the green movement misses the point. The traditional thinking on sustainability focuses on the need to reduce human activity in order to save the environment from ruin. But what if human activity could actually heal the environment? What if the commercial and residential buildings popping up around the world could improve the well-being of their inhabitants while making positive contributions to the environment?

Robinson and collaborator, UBC architecture professor Raymond Cole, will share their unique vision in regenerative sustainability Feb. 1 at the Canada Foundation for Innovation Dialogues at UBC Robson Square lecture series.

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UBC opens North America’s ‘greenest’ building to advance sustainability research and innovation

Nov. 3, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

UBC has opened the most sustainable building in North America, a $37-million “living laboratory” that will help to regenerate the environment and advance research and innovation on global sustainability challenges.

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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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A campus building that will model new environmental technologies nears completion

Green features come to life

Apr. 6, 2011 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: ,

A campus building that will model new environmental technologies nears completion

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UBC and China’s Modern Green Development partner to advance green building research

Feb. 4, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia and Modern Green Development Co. Ltd. – one of China’s largest property developers – have entered into a strategic partnership to advance green building research and development at UBC, thanks to an initial contribution of $3.5 million from the Beijing-based company. The contribution, which results from discussions that occurred around [...]

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Meet the UBC creator of North America’s Greenest Building

Feb. 25, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags: , , ,

Media are invited to a press briefing by UBC Prof. John Robinson, who is creating the greenest building in North America at the University of British Columbia.

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