LSC Energy Transformation - Achieving a 35% Reduction in Building Energy Use


At 4% of campus floor space and 10% of campus energy use, the University of British Columbia's (UBC) LEED® Gold Life Science Centre represents a large proportion of overall energy use on campus. Starting in 2012, UBC's energy conservation team began a systematic process of low cost optimizations, waste heat recovery, and optimizing building air changes which have led to 35% reduction in building energy use.



Julie P. West, P. Eng
Energy Conservation Manager
The University of British Columbia

Julie West is the Energy Conservation Manager at the University of British Columbia. She has 11 Years of energy conservation, new construction, and sustainable building experience. She has worked at UBC in her role implementing energy conservation projects on existing and new laboratory buildings over the last 5 years. Before that, she worked as a mechanical engineer in building consulting both in Vancouver in Toronto. She holds a P.Eng in British Columbia and Ontario.