Wood in Higher Education

Situated on a forested peninsula on the westernmost point of Vancouver, Canada along the Pacific coast, the University of British Columbia campus is a 1,001 acre (450 hectare) community of academic, residential, commercial, agricultural and operational facilities. University polices and guidelines have adopted strong sustainability performance criteria that all building projects and development initiatives must comply with. Under UBC’s Campus as a Living Laboratory (CLL) initiative, the university is developing a sustainability lens for new projects, which determines and evaluates the potential environmental, social and economic impacts of construction and building operations, including methods to measure long-term progress.