Green Building Plan

UBC is in the process of developing a Green Building Plan for the Vancouver Campus.

The Green Building Plan will guide sustainable development of academic and residential neighbourhood building projects on the Vancouver Campus. The vision for the plan is to create a pathway for achieving buildings that contribute to a net-positive campus which promotes human and ecological wellbeing as expressed in UBC’s 20-year Sustainability Strategy.

Over the next year, we will develop the Green Building Plan through stakeholder engagement and evaluation of options, in order to create a 20-year framework (2015-2035) and a 5-year implementation plan.


Planning Process


We have undertaken preliminary interviews with key stakeholders to reflect and learn from past projects and the existing development process.

Workshops were held with a large group of stakeholders, experts, and faculty, to gather ideas on January 24 and 25, 2017. This feedback will be included in the Green Building Plan and a report from the workshops will be available in March 2017.

Submit your Ideas by March 31, 2017

Our campus community has a great capacity for innovation and creativity, and we are extending the opportunity to comment online. If you have any ideas on how UBC can develop a net-positive pathway for buildings, let us know! 

Please submit online or contact Penny Martyn, Green Building Manager at or 604-822-1657.