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 […]
Background Effective outdoor lighting is essential to ensuring safety and security on all BCIT campuses. Nearly 800 lighting fixtures illuminate Burnaby campus streets, pathways, and parking lots. These lights are controlled by a mix of timers and photocells. On average, they operate 12 hours per day, 365 days per year and consume approximately 616,000 kWh […]
Background BCIT has BC’s largest piping trades training facility, offering the widest scope of programs, and has been the leading provider of training for the last 50 years. It is predicted that the inflow of students will increase significantly in the next few years as the industry continues to grow. The Piping Trades program ensure […]
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.