Background In 1972, the Club of Rome – a global think tank concerned with the future of humanity and the planet – published a book titled The Limits to Growth. Through computer modeling, The Limits to Growth demonstrated that unchecked economic and population growth in a global system of limited resources is unsustainable. As a […]
Staff from Facilities and Campus Development installed 3 posters in the welding building (NE 8) boasting about the now famous electricity savings from the new ventilation system. The posters are easy to understand and appealing to the eye. We hope that they will enhance tours of the Factor Four area and inspire students and faculty […]
Recently, the School of Construction and the Environment at BCIT hosted a successful workshop on low carbon district energy systems. The workshop brought together over 75 people, including energy professionals, educators and students, as well as others tuning in online from across Canada. Presenters included representatives from FVB Energy, BC Bioenergy network, the City of […]
The School of Construction and Environment will be hosting a low carbon district energy systems workshop at the Burnaby Campus on Thursday February 16th, 2017 from 9:00am-12:30pm. The event will be held in the High Performance Building Lab in NW3 and is free of charge. Join us for a morning of learning from District Energy designers, operators and owners. Topics to […]
Background NE3, home of the Centre for Architectural Ecology, was built in 1971 at BCIT’s Burnaby campus. Under the direction of Dr. Maureen Connelly, graduate students there are engaged in applied research, integrating building science and living architectural systems (green roofs and walls, and building acoustics), and using the centre as a living lab. The […]
Background Guichon Creek has been restored on the South side of campus, but travels through a culvert from the Student Recreation Centre (SE16) to Canada Way. For the last few years the salmon were able to travel up Still Creek then Guichon Creek to the edge of the BCIT campus, and in 2016 a few determined […]
Once again, BCIT demonstrates its focus on making its campus into a living lab for instructors and students. Faculty can now request access to enteliWEB which is a powerful web-based tool used by BCIT Facilities Services to monitor the campus DDC system to maintain a comfortable, efficient and sustainable learning environment. This feature will provide […]
Construction is well underway. Here are some of the latest photos taken on September 26th, 2016. Click here for a case study on the project. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Once Metal Fabrication finished creating the fish for Guichon Alley students from Joinery installed them on the wooden planters.
Background In order to understand potential factors in the ecological restoration of Factor Four we have to learn more about the current ecological status of the area. The first project to collect a baseline on the ecological condition of the area looked at the soil. Soils are important for growing plants, supporting human habitation and […]
For those concerned about the loss of pollinators it’s nice to see the planters in Guichon Alley providing new resources for bees. Mason Bee homes have also been added to the AFRESH sustainable garden.