Updated: April 4, 2023
The process for this is complete. Learn more about the Residential Environmental Assessment Program (REAP) 3.3.
In accordance with UBC Policy #UP12 (Land Use, Permitting and Sustainability), a proposed amendment to REAP is being posted for 30 days for public review and comment prior to presentation to the Board of Governors for approval on June 29th 2023.
REAP is a holistic green building rating system, similar to the LEED Rating System, that regulates new UBC neighborhood buildings and their landscapes. The proposed updates to REAP (Version 3.3) will help advance UBC’s climate emergency and sustainability priorities as well as support the climate mitigation and adaptation goals in the Campus Vision 2050 Draft 30-Year Vision.
REAP (Version 3.3) continues to advance the goals and targets set out in the UBC Green Building Action Plan. It introduces higher levels of performance that reduce operational and embodied emissions, including advancing UBC’s requirements for the provincial Energy Step Code and a new commitment to the Zero Carbon Step Code. The proposed updates align with the Province of BC’s goal that all new buildings be net zero energy ready before 2032.
REAP (Version 3.3) is one key part of UBC’s climate action commitments. The University is also currently developing a new Neighbourhood Climate Action Plan (NCAP). Similar to the Climate Action Plan 2030 (CAP2030) that was launched for the academic campus in 2021, the NCAP will have ambitious new targets around emission reductions, with specific considerations to meet the unique conditions and needs of the university neighbourhoods.
From April 4 to May 4, the public is invited to provide their feedback on the proposed amendments.
Revisions to REAP
Feedback from the consultation period will be reviewed and considered for REAP (Version 3.3.).
REAP (Version 3.3) goes to the UBC Board of Governors for approval.
June 30, 2023
Pending approval from UBC Board of Governors, REAP (Version 3.3) launches.
2023- mid 2024
Neighborhood Climate Action Plan
Scoping and target setting for NCAP will be developed through community engagement.
Future REAP updates to implement NCAP directions.
Documents for the Proposed REAP Amendments
|Summary table listing REAP (Version 3.3) amendments||This table provides a high-level summary of the key amendments proposed.|
|Summary scorecard for REAP (Version 3.3)||This scorecard shows the proposed mandatory and optional requirements in REAP (version 3.3) and the points allocated; changes from REAP (version 3.2) are indicated.|
|REAP Reference Guide (Version 3.3)||This Reference Guide shows the complete proposed technical document describing REAP (version 3.3) requirements for use by consultants and developers to design projects (including details of the required preconditions and optional credits, a description of intent, rationale, definitions, submissions requirements, resources etc).|
Additional Reference Documents
|REAP Reference Guide Version 3.2||This is the Reference Manual for the current version of REAP (Version 3.2).|
|REAP Reference Guide Version 3.3 (redline version)||This is the redline version of the REAP (version 3.3) Reference Manual showing changes from REAP (Version 3.2).|
Submit your feedback to email@example.com. Feedback on Reap (Version 3.3.) will be accepted from April 4th 2023, to May 4th 2023.