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committed to sustainable practices and standards


BCIT is working towards reducing our ecological footprint – using less energy and materials in all campus operations without compromising service levels. Our campuses support a population of approximately 20,000 full time staff and students, plus an additional 28,000 part-time students. We face the same complex challenges as a small city, with stresses on transportation, power and waste management systems.

BCIT’s Policy 1010 Economic, Social, and Environmental Sustainability articulates seven aspirational goals to help track and manage these systems:

  1. Become greenhouse gas neutral
  2. Become a net energy producer
  3. Achieve zero waste
  4. Become water balanced
  5. Become ecologically restored
  6. Be equitable and socially responsible
  7. Be accessible to all students and faculty