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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It is not just the ventilation system that is getting upgraded in the welding shop. The grinding room is also being improved, including the addition of some new, student built, work stations. As part the upgrade, the Welding department was able to replace four grinding tables in addition to purchasing six new tables. “We have […]
Students in BCIT’s Ecological Restoration Program participated in a yellow-fish storm-drain marking project in the Factor Four area. The previous markings on the drains had faded beyond recognition. The project is part of the School of Construction and the Environment’s Eco-Streets initiative to raise awareness among members of the BCIT community about the importance of […]
Do you want to learn more about the Factor Four projects? Sixteen new signs went up last week on Smith Street and Guichon Alley.
Our colleagues from Campus Development are working at making some improvements to public spaces located on the Burnaby campus. The Factor Four Eco-Streets initiative benefited from their work with the new addition of two benches and a picnic table. The new amenities are located by the main South entrance of NE1 and has already been proven to […]
Here is a project you would probably not notice unless you read about it. BCIT’s Facilities and Campus Development department has replaced on April 15th, 2013 all the old lights (HID – 250 Watts) on Smith Street with new General Electric LED Cobra Head parking lights (142 Watts). The new Cobra Head LEDs save electricity (and associated costs) […]
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 […]
The Factor 4 team has installed modules (known as ERTs) to its existing natural gas sub-meters so that each buildings is metered in real time. BCIT is partnering with Tantalus (tantalus.com) to complete this project. Thanks to the Tantalus team for their much appreciated support. The Factor 4 team also partnered with BCIT GAIT team and BCIT Facilities […]
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