Continuous Optimization

Project Snapshot

Occupancy: December 2016
Project Manager: UBC Project Services – Kyle Reese

Project Summary

Buildings account for over 95% of UBC’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Continuous Optimization program is a key part of UBC’s Climate Action Plan target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 33 per cent below 2007 levels by 2015. Along with behavior change programs, Continuous Optimization will lead to a 10% reduction in campus energy consumption and GHG emissions by 2015.

You can find out more about the program here.

In total, we will tweak 72 core academic buildings to shave off as much electrical and thermal energy as possible, while maintaining or even improving comfort. Then, we’ll sustain this new “optimized” state through real-time performance monitoring, targeting and reporting.