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Green building policies at three university campuses : lessons for UBC Theaker, Ian G.; Mak, Erica; Manafzadeh, Amir


The University of British Columbia UBC is preparing a new Green Building Plan to define strategies so future buildings will fulfill its commitment to sustainable development. Knowing what other sustainable leaders are doing to make their campuses sustainable is very beneficial to help UBC to achieve as best of a Green Building Plan as possible. To compare green building policies, this report summarizes developments strategies used in universities of Calgary, Harvard and Plymouth, analyze the strength and weakness of some of the strategies and discuss pros and cons of strategies for UBC use. We included recommended policies and practices worthy of further investigation by UBC. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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