Green Residences

The UNBC Green Centre is excited to introduce the Green Residence Program, a program focused on green and sustainable living in our Residences. Our aim is to help reduce UNBC's energy and resource use, while promoting a healthier living and learning environment on campus. The Program is simple: commit to simple green actions, get certified, and get entered into a draw for awesome prizes.

How to Get Certified

  1. Commit as a suite to pursue the Green Residence Certification.
  2. Designate a primary contact for your suite.
  3. Register your suite into the program by emailing with you building, suite number, names of your participating roommates, and a fun group photo of you and your roommates.
  4. Complete the Green Residence Certification Checklist. Initial the box beside each action that you do, sign the checklist, and pass to your next roommate to complete.
  5. Submit your completed checklist to the Green Centre or to by November 30, 2015 to be entered into the prize draw.
  6. Resubmit your checklist each semester if you would like to improve your certification level.

Certification Levels

Up to 1 point will be awarded for each action completed, and will be scaled based on how many of your roommates have completed that item. For example, if 3 out of 4 roommates complete an action, your suite will receive 0.75 points for that action. If everyone completes a given action, your suite will receive 1 point for that action. Certifications will be awarded based on the total number of points earned by your suite.
  1. Bronze Certified - 25% committed (15 points)
  2. Silver Certified - 50% committed (30 points)
  3. Gold Certified - 75% committed (45 points)
  4. Green Certified - 100% committed (61 points)


Submit your completed Green Residence Certification Checklist to the Green Centre or to by November 30, 2015 to be entered into the prize draw. One winning suite will be chosen by random draw and will receive up to $100 in gift certificates ($25 per participant) for a store or restaurant of your choice.


Email your questions to or stop by the Green Centre.