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Posts from the ‘Energy Savings’ Category


National Sweater Day is Back!

February 7th, 2013 is the next National Sweater Day, but it’s never too early to start thinking about how you can rally friends, family and colleagues to turn down the heat and put on an UGLY sweater! Read more »


New Trades Complex: LEED Platinum + Energy Neutral

The Kelowna Trades Complex project will be the first of its kind in British Columbia to transform a complex of this age, size and diversity into a modern learning space that is energy neutral. The vision preserves the existing shops and Trades’ building structure while expanding and transforming the entire complex into the contemporary spaces learners need today.

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Responsible Energy Management

Okanagan College is committed to sustainability and seeks to be an environmental steward in our local communities and beyond.  A key part of our commitment to sustainability is the development and expansion of environmentally responsible energy systems.   Read more »


Earth Hour – Participate and Win!

How are you going to celebrate all that Planet Earth provides for us?

Fortis BC is running an Earth Hour Contest!

Log on to their contest and share your plans to enter for a chance to win a luxurious weekend at the Manteo Resort – Including 2 nights Accommodation and $150 Dinner!

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Okanagan College Construction Trade Students

Construction Trades and the Four R’s

The Construction Trades have made great strides in making their program and operations more sustainable.  The following table outlines some of the things following the three R’s of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:

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Students at Okanagan College benefit from solar energy system in new school year

When students at Okanagan College’s new Centre of Excellence in Penticton plug in their laptops this fall, they’ll only have to look up and outside to see the source of their energy.

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Energy Reduction Week – Free Webinars

One of our Energy Reduction Partners (Gescan) has named May 16-20th as Energy Reduction Week.

To celebrate, they are offering a series of Free Webinars!

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Skaha Residence Wins Energy Challenge

Our Skaha Residence has just finished in first place in the province wide “Do it in the Dark” Energy Reduction Challenge.
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