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 […]
It’s National Forest Week from September 17th – 23rd, and we are celebrating the benefits of trees. We’ve calculated the carbon sequestration, avoided runoff, pollution removal and canopy area for a number of trees in the Factor Four area. Look for these tags this week to learn more about what each tree does. These benefits […]
The planters in Guichon Alley have been refreshed. The planters in the alley, which were installed in 2015 had begun to show wear. They were assessed and it was determined that only the planters tops needed to be replaced, minimizing waste. Two carpentry students were hired to replace the tops, and sand and apply a […]
On July 31st, 2020, BCIT announced the release of a new BCIT-wide real-time energy dashboard. Here is an extract from the annoucement: “… Saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions requires knowing where you started. Now, with the BCIT Energy Dashboard, the community can see the journey as it is happening. As part of BCIT’s […]
Are you interested in visiting campus and learning more about the Factor Four projects? With the Factor Four Self-Guided Tour Brochure you can explore the area and learn about different projects. The guide includes 15 different locations with signs that give you more information on our buildings and projects.
The 2019 Implementation Update Report for Factor Four has been completed. This report provides a general overview of the projects already complete or underway in the Factor Four Area. We have made significant improvements to the look and feel of the streets and alleys at the north end of our campus, making them more pedestrian […]
In addition to our website we welcome you to follow our new instagram page, www.instagram.com/bcitfactorfour/. Join us as we look back at successful past projects, and highlight what’s next for Factor Four.
Guichon Alley just got a little greener. Facilities and Campus Development partnered with the School of Construction and the Environment to add a bit more greenery to the campus. Green Screens, a type of trellis, have been added above the planters allowing the climbing vines to grow along the wall between the benches. Living walls, […]
New signs have been installed in the Carpentry and Joinery Buildings to highlight the energy savings of the variable speed ventilation system. The posters explain the system, the savings it generates, and allow people to identify the way the ventilation system operates. They help students learn more about the systems in their buildings and what […]
Students from the Ironworker’s program at BCIT were part of a living lab on campus. They are contributing to a project that will measure, build and install a steel structure around the Wood Waste-to-Energy wood chipper. Students started by measuring the “as built” concrete footings. This is an important step in the construction process which […]
Background Students and Faculty are working to deepen our understanding of the ecological components within the Factor Four area. In 2016 students took soil samples of the area to learn more. This year students from our Forest and Natural Areas Management (FNAM) and Fish, Wildlife and Recreation (FWR) programs sampled soils in the Factor Four […]