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Stepping into the future: ending the age of steam at UBC

On December 16, 2019, the last steam line at UBC was shut down, marking the end of an era and our acceleration towards achieving net-zero emissions prior to 2050.

Help reduce energy use and emissions over the winter break

Every action counts! This holiday season help save energy as part of UBC’s Seasonal Shutdown, which lowers the temperature in buildings during the winter break to reduce energy use and emissions on campus.

Bryan Archibald is new manager of Maintenance Planning in Building Operations

Bryan will be responsible for facilitating the outcome from those responsible for preventative and predictive maintenance programs in Building Operations.

Grab a sweater and prepare for a cooler campus

The weather outside is cooling down, which means its time to wear warmer layers and close our windows to stay comfortable and save energy over the winter.

Hebb Building Renewal featured in October issue of Award

The iconic Thompson Berwick and Pratt-designed Hebb Building and Theatre at UBC Vancouver have undergone a significant renewal that is sure to wow physics and astronomy students, faculty, and staff when the building officially opens in January 2020.

Stephen Li joins Building Operations as Mechanical Engineer

Stephen is a Professional Mechanical Engineer and LEED Green Associate with over ten years’ experience in Metro Vancouver’s building consulting industry.

Update on UBCO Campus Planning, Infrastructure Development, and Campus Operations & Risk Management

Campus leadership has approved the creation of an Infrastructure Development function for UBCO to help maximize our ability to support future growth through realigning ourselves. There will be changes across Campus Planning, Campus Operations & Risk Management, and Infrastructure Development.

Exemplifying leadership in Building Operations: Manjit Sound

This year, several members of the VPFO team were recognized in particular for their outstanding contribution to the organization through the President’s Staff Awards. Manjit Sound, a Head Service Worker in the Custodial Services unit, was singled out for his ability to foster positive work environments and experiences, and the admirable leadership he demonstrates in his work.

Building Operations Labour Division now named Streets and Operations Support

Currently known as B.O.L.D, the name change more suitably represents the roles and responsibilities of this Municipal unit, supporting UBC across the Vancouver campus.

Jenniffer Sheel promoted as Director, Municipal Services in Building Operations

Under Jenniffer’s leadership, the Municipal division will continue to proactively and cost-effectively manage the operations and maintenance of all assets on UBC Vancouver campus, creating enriching and inviting inside and outside spaces.