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ERIC Number: EJ970311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0882-7249
UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) Will Serve as Test Bed for Innovation
Neary, Tim
Facilities Manager, v28 n1 p30-32 Jan-Feb 2012
The University of British Columbia (UBC) recently celebrated the opening of its Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), a living laboratory for researchers to teach, test, and study the long-term impact of sustainable practices and technologies. Featuring advanced building controls, sensing technology, and management software from Honeywell, CIRS will serve as a leading academic hub to test and advance sustainable technologies before broader implementation, and operate as a center for green building policymakers to establish future standards. CIRS is one of only a handful of buildings worldwide that will provide "net positive" benefits to the environment. It reduces UBC's carbon emissions, powers itself and a neighboring building with renewable and waste energy, and provides water for inhabitants with rainwater treated onsite.
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. 1643 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-684-1446; Fax: 703-543-2772; e-mail: appa@appa.org; Web site: http://www.appa.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada