UBC Facilities is responsible for the stewardship of UBC Vancouver’s physical campus assets. Three core operating departments manage the planning, development, operations and maintenance of facilities and utilities on the Vancouver campus, to provide a sustainable physical environment for teaching, learning, research, and campus life.
Plans, develops, renews, and renovates UBC's facilities
Plans, builds, operates, and maintains UBC Vancouver's utilities infrastructure
Operates maintains and renovates UBC Vancouver's campus
Last week, Energy & Water Services (EWS) steamfitters completed another repair on the District Energy System (DES) network off the Bioenergy Research Facilities (Bioenergy Facility). This repair was needed as this particular heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) line has been out of commission for over a year.
The Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility (BRDF) is burning biomass once again! The Energy & Water Services Thermal Operations Team re-lit the biomass gasification system on November 10, 2021, and the BRDF is now producing renewable thermal energy for the Academic District Energy System (ADES).