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Socially Just within Ecological Limits

Sustainability at BCIT

Sustainability is founded on the value of social equity and a recognition of ecological limits to the amount of resources we can use without exceeding nature’s capacity.

socially just within ecological limits

Sustainability Vision Launched!

BCIT is pleased to announce the launch of its first Sustainability Vision.

At BCIT, sustainability means innovation to support the social and economic prosperity of the Province without harming our natural environment.

Taking advantage of our significant contribution to the BC economy, the newly launched Office of Institute Sustainability is in an enviable position to shed a light on our current activities, and ability to impact the state of practice across multiple industries throughout British Columbia and the world.

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Integrating sustainability at BCIT

Our commitment to sustainability encompasses everything from advancing the state of practice through education and research, to improving the efficiency of campus operations, to engaging the community across the Institute.


Helping build socially just cities in balance with nature

Centre for Ecocities

BCIT Centre for Ecocities Logo.

A legacy of the 2019 Ecocity World Summit in Vancouver, the Centre for Ecocities will anchor the global leadership of BCIT in the restructuring of cities to reduce their carbon and ecological footprints while simultaneously regenerating natural habitat. The world’s first Ecocity Centre will support the evolution of ecocities worldwide. Led by Dr. Jennie Moore, a leader in the advancement of sustainable cities and lifestyles, it will support research and provide the tools, metrics, expert planning and policy advice, training and other services that cities and their partners need to become genuine ecocities.


Sustainability News

The future is green: Alumnus and CEO of Properate says green buildings can help us live healthier and solve the climate crisis

October 18, 2021

Before becoming an award-winning founder and CEO in the green building space, Arman Mottaghi was a student in Iran, finishing...

BCIT launches Master of Engineering in Smart Grid Systems and Technologies

October 12, 2021

In an era of global climate change, there is growing demand for sustainability and carbon-neutrality to be at the forefront...

Waterways in our communities: World Rivers Day 2021

September 24, 2021

Millions of people and thousands of events, both physical and virtual, will mark World Rivers Day 2021 on Sunday, September...

BCIT Zero Energy Buildings Learning Centre receives Inspired Educator Award

September 22, 2021

The BCIT School of Construction and the Environment has fostered sustainability in its curriculum and operations for decades, and is...