Monday, December 2, 2019

Does UBC really care about the climate crises? No mitigation plans in building proposals.

Then, there is no attempt to assess the cumulative effects on adverse climate effects of the construction of this building in the adjoining precinct that is currently the site of massive construction with more anticipated.
Finally, there is no indication in these preliminary plans whether the units associated with the project are anticipating further expansion of their programs or if this is part of a status quo perpetual growth model.

There is one minor nod to climate change - not a mitigation, rather an adaptation- the reserving of a space of the roof for a heat exchange system in the event increased cooling is required.
It is unclear just how improved air conditioning can do anything substantial toward mitigating the adverse climate change effects this continued construction is producing.

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