UBC – Vancouver, BC – steam to hot water
Beginning in 2011, UBC started the five year process of replacing an aging steam heating system with a hot water-based system that will heat more than 100 buildings used by more than 70,000 UBC students, faculty and staff. The conversion will reduce Vancouver campus energy use by 24 per cent and its greenhouse gas emissions by 22 per cent, or 11,000 tonnes of GHGs, the equivalent of removing 2,000 cars from the road. It is a key component of UBC’s strategy to reduce institutional GHG emissions from 2007 levels by 33 per cent by 2015, 67 per cent by 2020 and 100 per cent by 2050. These are the most aggressive carbon-reduction targets among the world’s top 40 universities.
The project included 15 km of insulated piping, 131 energy transfer stations across campus and a 52-megawatt,
natural gas-powered hot water plant to be built in 2013 on Thunderbird Boulevard.
The school chose a Kingspan LOGSTOR supplied EN 253 piping system.