UBC Undergraduate Research

An investigation into sustainable pub : water option Xu, Yi; Chen, Xu; Zhang, Guangyu; Gao, Qianzhen

Abstract

The Koerner’s pub, located on campus (6371 Crescent Rd., main entrance off West Mall), is interested in becoming even more sustainable, particularly in the areas of water and energy use. By implementing sustainable assessments on Koerner’s pub, the University of British Columbia could determine opportunities for further sustainable practices on other campus buildings. Thus, the pub is cooperating a team of the APSC 261 course to investigate its devices, working environment, and sustainability policies to develop and propose a strategy to enhance water sustainability. This project is finding and making recommendations on steps Koerner’s pub could take to enhance its sustainability in the area of water usage. Considering the pub has implemented a number of sustainability initiatives, including to-go containers, compostable napkins and straws, naturally raised and hormone-free meat, and Ocean-Wise certified seafood and fish, to improve its devices or purchase new equipment will be unnecessary, uneconomic and unsustainable. The most suitable option to enhance sustainability in the area of water usage is to strengthen awareness and cooperation of employers and employees with effectively water usage and water conservation. Thus, this project will provides useful recommendations with analysis on better sustainable water usage behavior between employers and employees instead of improving the devices or purchasing new equipment. 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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