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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Good news! Construction for BCIT’s Factor Four Wood-Waste-to-Energy project has started. Here are a few progress photos. A big thank you to all our project partners making this idea become a reality: BC Ministry of Advanced Education through the Carbon Neutral Capital Program (CNCP) BC Bioenergy Network Stuart Olson Canfor Real Estate Foundation of BC […]
As part of its Passivhaus strategy for transforming building NE1, the Factor Four team has collaborated with various internal partners and the Canadian Passivhaus Institute to offer for the first time in BC a 5-day Passivhaus Trades Training course. The first delivery of the course will be from October 30th to November 7th. The newly […]
[Originally posted by Catherine Clement on the Loop, BCIT’s intranet] Another 50th anniversary wall mural has been installed. This one is located in the main entry hallway of the NE1 building on the Burnaby campus. This mural is inspired by the general theme of “blueprints, schematic drawings and renderings” — something that several of […]
Thanks to a the grant from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, a sustainable residential garden was built on the Burnaby Campus. The garden is located in the backyard of the Afresh home, which is a demonstration house that showcases innovations in sustainable housing construction and energy efficiency. The Afresh home is visited by many […]
The Factor Four Energy Plan shows the pathway to reduce energy consumption within the Factor Four area by 30,000 GJ per year (75% reduction). A key element of the plan is associated to building NE1, the largest building within Factor Four. To meet the Factor Four energy reduction target, NE1 would have to perform at […]
Have a look at the posters we used during our August info session and learn more about the project. You can also review our FAQs page. The info session was a great success. Thank you to all participants. Some photos from the session are presented below: You can also review our answers to the questions asked during the […]
We will soon publish our Factor Four Implementation Update report. In the meantime, we invite you to look at this Factor Four Visual Overview (Summer 2014).