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Sharing power between your car and campus: UBC’s Smart Hydrogen Energy District (SHED)

If you drive an electric car, your battery power sits unused most of the day, while the city’s energy grid is at peak use. What if you could lend power to the grid during those peak hours and have your vehicle charged up again by the time you leave the office? UBC Facilities’ managed the SHED project construction, bringing this complex, innovative project into reality.

Facilities Weekly – June 11, 2024

A message from John CIMS Green Building certification | MOA reopening | Updates on construction | Countdown to VPFO Day: 1 week | Thermal units current operating status | Building safety capacity: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) | Weekly Emergency Tip: Do you have earthquake insurance?

UBC Facilities recognized as an industry leader

We are extremely proud to announce that UBC Facilities has achieved the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Green Building (GB) advanced by GBAC, with Honours certification. This certification from ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry, places UBC in the elite top tier of all cleaning service providers world-wide.  This achievement represents […]

UBC Facilities recognized as a leader in cleaning with international certification

UBC Facilities achieved the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Green Building (GB) advanced by GBAC with Honours certification.  This certification from ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry, places UBC in the elite top tier of all cleaning service providers world-wide.  

Renovation begins on the Forest Sciences Centre Room 2330/2323

Construction will begin in June for the Forest Sciences Centre Room 2330/2323 Renovation. The project will transform an existing classroom into a Learn Lab to serve students of the Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management Program. 

UBC Emergency Management Water Well Project

Construction to begin in June on the UBC Emergency Management Water Well Project. Three test wells will be drilled on campus to help UBC prepare to provide water during an emergency.  

Construction to begin on the Microwave Generator Addition – Coal & Mineral Processing Laboratory

Construction will begin in June 2024 on the Microwave Generator Addition at the Coal & Mineral Processing Laboratory. The microwave generator will be used by the laboratory’s research group with the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering.

Facilities Weekly – June 4, 2024

Confined Spaces Rescue Team on-site exercises | Zone list update | Road closures | June 2024 exam schedule | Countdown to VPFO Day | Listen to Frank’s Hot Lunch recording | Thermal units current operating status | Campus Energy Centre project | Building safety capacity: Heat stress | Weekly emergency tip: Beware of earthquake aftershocks

Ildar Altynbaev joins Facilities’ Construction Office as a Project Manager 1

Ildar Altynbaev joins Facilities’ Construction Office as a Project Manager 1

Ildar Altynbaev joins Facilities’ Construction Office as a Project Manager 1 as of June 3, 2024. Ildar’s role will enhance our collective ability to deliver projects to the campus community, focusing on projects that primarily require the oversight of a contractor to carry out the work. Ildar is a seasoned construction manager with 14 years […]

Facilities Weekly – May 28, 2024

I-C07 vehicle inspections | Listen online to Frank at Hot Lunch | Be vigilant to avoid phishing attempts | Thermal units current operating status | Workplace strategies for mental health: Listening when someone is emotional | Weekly emergency tip: earthquakes in southwestern BC explained