BCIT serves a student body of approximately 48,000 learners at 5 campuses and 10 satellite locations across British Columbia. In 2007, the Institute committed to transforming its campuses into living laboratories of sustainability, to further the evolution of environmental stewardship and sustainable development practices.
Burnaby is BCIT’s largest campus, with 60 buildings on 158 acres of land. It is home to hundreds of specialized learning spaces, including classrooms, shops, labs, simulators, broadcast studios, green roofs, energy grids, forests, and waterways with the buildings clustered, leaving 2/3 of the campus as green space.
- Guichon Creek restoration project
- Power tower harnesses solar energy
- Natural day lighting of campus buildings
The Downtown Campus has been named one of the top “smart buildings” in the world, home to the state-of-the-art Technology Education and Collaboration (TEC) Hub, an innovative IT learning space.
Aerospace Technology campus
The Aerospace Technology Campus was completed in 2008 and features geothermal heating, high efficiency lighting, and ecologically sensitive site design.
BCIT’s Marine Campus trains marine professionals on energy-efficient transportation of goods.