This post is under construction. As the Factor Four is about Energy, Materials and Restoration. In order to plan for ecological restoration (sub-component of Restoration), the Factor Four initiative’s stakeholders have identified the need for more water data. While the Factor Four team plans for more metering of water used in the Factor Four buildings (“city water”), […]
Background In late 2013, the Factor Four Team worked at understanding the best way to proceed with improving the energy performance of NE1, the last piece of the Factor Four puzzle. NE1 has been described by many interviewees as “not an ideal building” (air quality, space layout, energy consumption, etc.). To improve the situation, should […]
Background In late 2013, the Factor Four Team worked at understanding the best way to proceed with improving the energy performance of NE1, the last piece of the Factor Four puzzle. NE1 is described by many as “not an ideal building” (from air quality to space layout to energy consumption). Should BCIT keep the building […]
The Factor Four team is very proud to have its project featured in BCIT’s 2013 Year in Review! Check out the story!
In addition to directly reducing energy and materials use, the Factor Four initiative is looking to make holistic changes to the attitudes of our staff and students. While energy and material conservation initiatives are ongoing, the restoration component of Factor Four has plans to change the BCIT community’s perception of this area. During the fall of […]
Phase one of the Guichon Alley project is about bringing awareness of the value of well preserved urban creeks. The alley between buildings NE6 and NE8 has been renamed to pay tribute to the beautiful Guichon Creek. During the fall of 2013, the BCIT Interior Design students under the leadership of Dixie Hudson worked with BCIT staff in […]
BCIT SEMAC and the Factor Four team partnered to create a video series for the new online version of the program. The following videos are available: Learn about low energy industrial ventilation in Factor Four NE8 building: http://youtu.be/2E5HCFijvoA Learn about various heating systems located in Factor Four NE6 building: http://youtu.be/EaQ9opeULZo Learn about various energy meters installed […]
The International Ecocity Framework and Standards (IEFS) initiative seeks to provide an innovative vision for an ecologically-restorative human civilization as well as a practical methodology for assessing and guiding progress towards the goal. BCIT School of Construction and The Environment is the lead academic sponsor of the IEFS. You can learn more about the IEFS by […]
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The Factor 4 team has installed an ultrasonic clamp-on heat meter to monitor in real time the energy delivered to building NE1 in the form of hot water produced at BCIT’s central plant. The team decided to purchase and install a Siemens Sitrans F meter consisting of a clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter, 2 temperature sensors […]