Case Study: University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Making Buildings Smart with Data Analytics

Company: University of British Columbia

Industry: Education

Location: Canada

Company Size: 58,000 students


  • Meet some of the most ambitious climate targets for any public organisation in the world
  • Deliver cost savings and better space utilization across one million square meter campus

The Solution

  • Digitizing the network with Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences to adapt dynamically to building occupancy usage
  • Implement granular digital insights to simplify IT, reduce costs, and maintain optimal guest experiences


  • One of the largest examples of linking Wi-Fi analytics with building control systems worldwide
  • 33 percent lower gas emissions and on target to achieve 67 percent reduction within the next 5 years
  • 5 percent energy savings, rising to between $200,000 and $400,000 on an annual basis
Normally we have to fight for 5 percent savings. We have to usually spend a great deal of money to get 5 percent savings.
- Blair Antcliffe,
Energy Engineer, UBC

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