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Campus Plan


Sustainability is at the heart of our campus plan

Our long-term plans are based on sustainable land use principles that will guide the Institute to a greener and more efficient campus. Our plans include:

BCIT Buildings

  • Establish performance targets and guidelines for all new buildings.
  • Use green roofs where possible.
  • Design for lower energy needs.
  • Incorporate solar where possible.
  • Strive for net zero energy buildings.


  • Real-time energy consumption monitoring.
  • Shifts to renewable energy.
  • Explore feasibility of campus wide district energy systems.

Housing and Services

  • Provide more housing and commercial services on campus to reduce off-campus vehicle trips.


  • Improve storm water management, including rainwater detention and infiltration using open spaces.
  • Reduce water use.
  • Install more electric vehicle charging stations.

Waste Management and Recycling

  • Improved on-campus recycling systems.
  • Establish better waste management plans, including composting, reduced use of disposables.

Case Study: Restoring Guichon Creek

The restoration of Guichon creek is an important part of the campus plan. This will include both ecological restoration and sensitive development of urban sections which may include canal-type openings with adjacent buildings, open areas, walkways, and cycle paths.

Guichon Creek North: This section of the creek is currently culverted and will undergo phased daylighting and urban ecological restoration.

Guichon Creek South: In this area, the creek is in a mostly natural state, which will be protected and enhanced.

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Major projects sustainability and innovation