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 […]
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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 […]
Learn more about a health care system of more than 5,000 employees, multiple hospitals, and over 30 clinics that became carbon neutral in less than 5 years. Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Time: 1:30—2:20 pm Location: NE 1, Room 402 Founded in 1902, Gundersen Health System is a non-profit healthcare network headquartered in Wisconsin with […]
For another year the salmon have returned to the edge of the BCIT Burnaby Campus.
Join us in the now famous BCIT High Performance Building Lab (NW-03 on the Burnaby campus) for: Life Cycle Assessment as a tool to reduce embodied carbon and other procurement-based environmental impacts of construction projects. Overview, case study, and lessons for Municipalities. With RYAN ZIZZO Ryan Zizzo MASc, PEng, LEED AP ND, is a professional […]
The City of Burnaby has awarded BCIT’s Factor Four initiative with an Environmental Award – Planning and Development. The Factor Four initiative aims to reduce the energy and materials throughput associated with educational delivery at the North end of the BCIT Burnaby Campus by 75% (a factor of four) below 2009 levels without diminishing service […]
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 […]