Living Lab projects at BCIT
We’ve been working on Living Lab projects at BCIT since 2006. Here’s a list of key projects with links to project information and partner websites where available.
Smart Microgrid program
The Smart Microgrid Program is a major research project exploring multiple aspects of power transmission, power generation, and measurement. The research is led by the Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART), and involves partners across BCIT, government and industry.
|Energy Oasis: solar power and electric vehicle DC quick charge stations|
|Electric Vehicle (Level 2) Charge Stations||Facilities & Campus Development|
|Co-Generation Grid Tie In||School of Energy|
|Micro Grid Meters|
|Environmental Controls Research||School of Energy|
|Domestic Hot Water Central Control System|
Factor Four is a multi-building project designed to explore techniques for reducing energy and materials consumption by 75%. The project is led by the School of Construction & Environment.
|Eco Streets||Interior Design Program|
|Dust Extraction System||Facilities & Campus Development|
|NE6 Condensing Boilers||Facilities & Campus Development|
Spartan Controls Centre for energy education & research
The Spartan Controls Centre for Energy Education and Research uses a state-of the-art power generation facility to explore energy production, distribution and management. The project is led by the School of Energy.
Additional Living Lab projects
Here is a sampling of some of the other Living Lab projects underway across the Institute.
|Project||Sponsor & Partners|
|Elevated Green Roof Research Platform||Centre for Architectural Ecology|
|Porous Pavement Testing Installation||Civil Engineering Program|
|Assembly Structures for Building Performance||Building Science Centre of Excellence|
|Aerial Imagery of Burnaby Campus Joint Project||Geo-Matics Lab|
|Green Roof Research Modules||Centre for Architectural Ecology|
|Gateway Geo-Thermal System Observation Window||Schools of Energy and Construction & Environment|