To: All Faculty and Staff at UBC’s Vancouver campus
The Academic District Energy System (ADES) is one of UBC’s signature initiatives to substantively reduce greenhouse gas emissions while addressing deferred maintenance on the UBC Vancouver Campus.
The five year ADES project, which started in 2011, will replace 14 kilometres of UBC’s aging steam infrastructure with a more efficient hot water system. The conversion will reduce UBC’s thermal energy use by 24% and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by over 22%, equivalent to removing 2,000 cars from the road.
The next 18 months will see the final phases of the ADES project implemented, with a scheduled completion in the fall of 2015.
Installation of the final nine kilometres of hot water pipes will be taking place in various locations on the campus. Where applicable, the new piping is being coordinated with new building construction and further public realm upgrades. Every effort will be made to minimize disruption to regular campus activities.
You can view the current ADES schedule of work and further information about the project at:
Acting Associate Director,
UBC Project Services