In early China, the deep green stone called jade was treasured and known as YU. Today, YU Modern Green Living at Wesbrook Place, UBC is a rare and priceless opportunity. Symbolizing family, beauty and security, YU is a peaceful place and a perfect home in a university setting that is second to none. Innovative green living spaces evoke serenity, while outdoor courtyards provide sanctuary. Offering a spirited urban lifestyle, surrounded by ocean, trails and parks - YU is a legacy worth living and sharing.

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Refreshingly modern, YU is inviting and warm with an aesthetic expression that sets it apart from neighbouring residences. Living at YU is at once engaging, ecologically sensitive and sophisticated.

At YU, contemporary townhouses line the north and south street levels, creating a lively and safe neighbourhood block atmosphere around YU's perimeter. The articulated lobby entrance leads over a bridge and water garden, through to the dramatic courtyard with open tiered corridors providing direct and private entry to each luxurious home.

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The heart of YU Modern Green Living at UBC is a dramatic jade-inspired courtyard. This three-level tiered landscaped jewel is encircled by the residences and features a dramatic entry passage with rainwater filtration garden and exposed walkways, flanked by a stunning glass elevator, low impact green roof, mature trees and native plantings. A natural indoor-outdoor balance is achieved, enhancing living spaces with ample daylight, acoustic buffering, privacy and cross-ventilation.


Site-specific design
Emphasis on proven green technologies
Supporting principles of Smart Growth
High-performance energy efficient building systems
Following Gold REAP guidelines
Low maintenance landscape with natural vegetation, green roof
Rainwater harvesting and retention pond
Open-air circulation corridors

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Your home is beautiful - light-filled, elegant, simplified and practical. With an emphasis on healthy spaces, daylight, ease of circulation and natural ventilation, homes at YU are above all, comfortable. High quality sustainable finishes, energy efficient fixtures and appliances provide functionality while the generous spaces feel opulent and inviting.


High ceilings, generous glazing and the choice of two natural-hued colour schemes lend a restful air to living, sleeping and bathing spaces. Discreet custom mesh roller blinds offer privacy and protection,without blocking views to the outdoors. Convenient in-suite storage/den features operable windows for fresh ventilation.

Baths offer soaker tubs, streamlined floating vanities with modern recessed sinks, frameless glass walk-in showers (in two- and three-bedroom homes) and cozy warm floors in the master en suite.

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Every residence is planned to be a functional and comfortable space, designed for the demanding modern lifestyle. Through thoughtful planning and high quality architecture and interior design, Modern Green strives to deliver a fresh living experience tailored to the unique needs of each community.


Modern Green builds for life. This award-winning team believes in the power of advanced building innovations to rethink the way we live, while positively affecting global change.

With headquarters in Beijing, Brisbane and now Vancouver, Modern Green is a leading global developer of advanced green building research and technology along with commercial and luxury residential real estate. Founded in 1995 and headed by Chairman Lei Zhang, the Modern Green team is a proud partner of the China MG group of companies which has designed and developed over 60 million square feet of award-winning green buildings in numerous communities internationally.


Perkins+Will Architects Co. is a full service design, planning and architectural practice committed to sustainability. Perkins+Will has the largest portfolio of completed green projects in the country and is widely considered one of North America’s leading green architecture firms. The firm is fully LEED accredited with over 100 LEED accredited projects and over 200 projects currently registered. Together with our clients and consultants, our efforts have resulted in green buildings that are internationally recognized for their successes in the dramatic reduction of environmental impacts.


ITC Construction Group (ITC) is an award-winning general contractor based in Western Canada. ITC has enhanced the skylines of Vancouver and Calgary with multi-unit residential high rises and has constructed landmark institutional and commercial developments throughout British Columbia and Alberta. With over 28 years of experience and over 120 completed projects, ITC has exceptional capabilities in concrete, structural steel and wood frame construction. Recent projects include: The Woodward’s re-development project; Millennium Water – LEED Platinum Certified Community; The Port of Nanaimo Convention Centre; The University of Calgary Student Residence; SFU School of Contemporary Arts.

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