October 8, 2015

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Updated list of buildings now served by the DES available on Building Operations website

Check out the latest DES Update to know which buildings are running on the district energy hot water heating system and which buildings will be coming online soon.


Staff Excellence Awards….coming soon

Stay tuned for details for the coming Staff Excellence Awards and start thinking of whom to nominate.


UBC Gets into Hot Water, Cuts Emissions and Saves Money

In 2007, 90% of the university’s greenhouse gas emissions came from the natural gas-fired plant which created steam that heated 130 buildings on campus. With the new DES, heating hot water takes less energy and results in less energy loss which contributes to UBC’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Read more about it in this article and learn how UBC is reducing its carbon footprint.


BRDF Generator made a noticeable impact on our electrical demand

The BRDF generator has made a noticeable impact on our BC Hydro demand profile. The two dashed curves on chart #2 represent the 2 MW reduction provided by the generator. Our actual demand trend continues to flat line compared to the predicted trend possibly, due to optimization of existing systems through BMS, construction delays, slower than anticipated growth at TRIUMF and less cooling demand this summer. There were no dramatic temperature events this hot summer that would have forced an increase on the campus chiller demands thereby causing an increased electrical peak.


Smart fortwo Electric drive fleet contributes in reducing greenhouse gases

Watch the video and learn more on how the smart fortwo electric drive fleet is contributing to UBC’s goal of reducing its campus-wide greenhouse gases 100% by 2050.


EAOS Update: Asset Data Manager to be announced soon…


We are wrapping up the last interviews for the Asset Data Manager temporary position and are getting close to announcing the successful candidate! In the meantime, check out the templates that are being added to the Asset List along the USB hallway. If you have comments, suggestions or questions, feel free to write on the templates or come see a member of the EAOS Team.


Our new coffee machine has arrived

coffee machine

Stop by and enjoy a taste of the flavours our new coffee machine has to offer.  Bring your own mug and try these beverages:

$1.00 Beverages $1.50 Beverages
  • Black Coffee
  • Coffee with milk
  • Espresso
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Cappuccino
  • Mochaccino
  • French Vanilla
  • Latte



Get Ready to Vote at Federal Election 2015 on October 19

Elections Canada provides useful resources to help you exercise your right to vote. Please remember that you must register to vote or update your voter information by Tuesday, October 13th at 6pm. If you miss the deadline, you can still register at your polling place on election day, October 19. For more information on the university’s obligations to employees who are scheduled to work on election day, visit the HR website.


Complete the IT Services Survey and have your say

Ensuring your IT needs and expectations at UBC is a priority for UBC IT. Please provide your feedback on IT’s current service offerings and support through the IT annual Client Feedback Survey.  Your feedback will provide guidance on how UBC IT can enhance your experience at UBC.

The survey is open until October 23, 2015.


Help shape UBC’s Public Realm and take part in the design consultation of the Library Garden

Campus and Community Planning launched a consultation process to seek input on what you would like to see from the garden located between Koerner and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. You are invited to submit your feedback on the proposal online until October 12. Proposed designs will be put forward to the UBC Board of Governors in the spring of 2016.


Quick Updates


NPS score decreased by 1 point to 87% with 3 new promoters.


Welcome to UBC: Elric Sommers