Like all public sector organizations, UBC’s Okanagan campus is required by the Province of BC, to measure, report and offset “in-scope” carbon emissions it generates – primarily through operating its buildings, but also through fleet vehicle fuel use and paper procurement. Part of this requirement includes generating an annual carbon neutral action report that communicates activities implemented and planned to reduce campus carbon emissions.
For the third consecutive year, the campus reduced its carbon emissions, reporting a six per cent decrease in 2016 as compared to the prior reporting year, which is the equivalent of removing 32 single occupancy vehicles off the road for a year. Factors contributing to this reduction include staff’s continued work to improve building energy efficiency and district energy performance, through actions recommended by the Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan (2016).
For more information about UBC Okanagan Sustainability, Campus Planning & Development, or to download the 2016 Carbon Neutral Action Report visit us at sustain.ok.ubc.ca
If you have any questions please contact Leanne Bilodeau, associate director, Sustainability Operations – Campus Planning and Development, at email@example.com or 250 807 8938.