Planter surrounds were added to make the planters more prominent in the alley. They were designed by a Carpentry instructor and built by Carpentry students. These surrounds enhance look of the self-watering planters while not compromising their efficiency. They are also designed so they can be deconstructed or relocated in the future if necessary.
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 […]
In September 2013 Ecocity Builders hosted the Ecocity World Summit in Nantes, France. Over 2,000 people attended the conference from around the world. Nantes was awarded the European Green Capital Award in the same year. Jennie Moore, BCIT’s Director of Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship presented at a session on reference frameworks for sustainable cities […]
On October 4th BCIT celebrated turning 50. The campus was open to the public with displays of historic items, a live band, children’s activities and tours of the campus all celebrating the last 50 years. Throughout the day tours permitted the public to learn more about the Factor Four area and check out some of […]
Background During the 1920’s Guichon Creek was still a vibrant part of the ecosystem, and people could catch fish along its banks. From 1930 to 1960 the creek was urbanized and the lower half was culverted. In the 70’s and 80’s restoration work began at the South end of the creek. BCIT, students, the River’s […]
On September 22th BCIT President Kathy Kinloch reconfirmed the commitment to daylight Guichon Creek across campus. Kathy Kinloch, Mark Angelo and Lt. Governor Judith Guichon gathered on campus to celebrated the restoration of the south end of Guichon Creek and promote World River’s day. At the event President Kinloch announced that an assessment was underway […]
Despite being used by many students on their break Guichon Alley has nowhere for students to sit. The first element in the Student Association’s Guichon Alley Student Space project was to install benches and give students somewhere to relax on their break. The metal bench brackets were designed and fabricated by the Metal Fabrication department […]
The 2014 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 […]
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).