Posts Tagged ‘John Robinson’

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 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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