BCIT Architectural Science student lands award with urban greenhouse concept

Congratulations to second-year Architectural Science student Simon VanGrootheest, who was awarded the Andy Kesteloo Award by the Canada Green Building Council . The objective of the award is to recognize a student project that demonstrates leadership, innovation, inspiration and a creative vision for the future of sustainable design in the field of green building and communities. This competition challenges students to explore innovative, realistic design of the built environment. They aim to think globally and act locally to achieve a durable, efficient, comprehensive design that is … Continued

Kwantlen students complete first year in BC's only policy studies program

The end of spring semester marked the completion of the first year for students enrolled in Kwantlen’s policy studies degree program. Offered at the Surrey campus, this program has students learning the research, information literacy, and critical thinking skills necessary to be successful in the growing field of sustainability policy. “The City of Surrey has a strong relationship with Kwantlen and is proud of this ‘made-in-Surrey’ program that is designed to fill an important need in our communities,” says Dianne … Continued

BCIT researcher’s paper receives Best Paper Award from Building Simulation journal

A paper published by BCIT’s Dr. Fitsum Tariku, director of the Building Science Centre of Excellence , has received the Best Paper Award for 2011 from Building Simulation: An International Journal . The paper, entitled “Determination of indoor humidity profile using a whole-building hygrothermal model,” published in Volume 4 Issue 1 of the journal, was selected based on the nominations from the journal’s Editorial Board and the recommendation of an Award Selection Committee comprised of distinguished scholars from around the world. Receiving the Best Paper Award represents the highest distinction and recognition of a … Continued

Kwantlen's Surrey Library honoured with prestigious environmental certification

Kwantlen News Metro Vancouver, BC – (January 19, 2012) – It uses natural ventilation, consumes 65% less energy compared to the model National Building Code, and more than 40% of its building materials were sourced from within 800km and 26% recycled material. It’s these attributes, and more, which have led the Coast Capital Library at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus to be recently awarded the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.  Read more.