Okanagan College partners to advance sustainable building agenda

Posted by Rumin Mann
August 29th, 2010

Four colleges partner to advance sustainable building agenda

Four of Canada’s prominent colleges are joining forces to bolster the country’s training and innovation in sustainable building technologies and renewable energy.

Okanagan College is joining with Ontario’s Durham College, Alberta’s Lethbridge College and Nova Scotia Community College recently signed an agreement linking the institutions’ training and projects that are related to sustainable buildings and renewable energy.

Under the agreement, they will work together to plan and co-ordinate program development, applied innovation projects and connections with industry and various federal and provincial agencies.

The agreement was born when college executives realized that an ad hoc consortium was developing as the individual institutions shared successes, approaches and ideas with each other as they were developing programs and facilities.

“We’re working closely together with each other and with industry in this area,” explains Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton. “In many instances, we’re at the leading edge of new sustainable facilities and want to ensure everyone benefits from what the others are learning and teaching.”

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