Applications are now being accepted for Okanagan College’s first intake of the Sustainable Construction Management Technology (SCMT) diploma program, which starts this Fall, 2013 at the Penticton campus.
This innovative three-year diploma program is a reflection of significant changes that have taken place in the construction industry. Read more
The first building in the Central Okanagan built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standard has now been certified by the Canada Green Building Council. Following the stringent guidelines, Okanagan College broke ground on the five-storey $28-million Centre for Learning at the Kelowna campus in 2006. The doors opened to students in 2009, but the building only recently received certification.
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.
One of the “Greenest” buildings in the world, the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence is the home for the Green Building Design and Construction Certificate Program, and is the location for the two “on-campus” weeks of the program.
The Penticton Campus of Okanagan College is hosting an Open House on October 29th, 2011 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Come see our Living Building Challenge: the Centre for Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies & Renewable Energy Conservation!
Okanagan College employees have access to some of the most innovative discussions around green building through two on-line communities. Read more