Sustainability Highlights – May 2017 – Chemistry RT (web)

The Chemistry Centre – a renovated heritage building – now features state‑of‑the‑art labs and lecture theatres, plus high‑efficiency lighting and a heat‑recovery system that reduce energy use by 21 per cent annually compared with a standard building. It is an outcome of the UBC Renew program, which minimizes the financial and environmental impacts of demolition and new construction. The program has kept 313 tonnes of waste from landfill and saved five million litres of water.


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