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.
We undertook preliminary interviews with key stakeholders in late 2016 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. Reports from the workshops are available below. These successful events generated a great many thoughtful ideas and created valuable input for the plan.
- Institutional workshop summary report (May 2, 2017)
- Residential workshop summary report (May 2, 2017)
We are currently holding focus groups (May and June 2017) for each theme in order to determine appropriate targets and develop a preliminary draft of UBC’s Green Building Plan.
Our campus community has a great capacity for innovation and creativity, if you have any further ideas on how UBC can develop a net-positive pathway for buildings, let us know!
Penny Martyn, Green Building Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-822-1657.