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Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence 

Click Here Awards roll in for Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence
Design awards from around the globe are stacking up for the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus.
 
The eye-catching and energy-efficient building earned the building the International Architecture Awards’ Green GOOD DESIGN Award from the prestigious European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Click Here Fortis recognizes conservation leadership
Okanagan College recognized as a leader in energy conservation by Fortis BC.
Wednesday, November. 2, 2011

Click Here Centre of Excellence profiled in SAB Magazine
Architects and builders the world over are learning about – and from – the Centre of Excellence.

Click Here Rotary Clubs helping students
Penticton's Rotary Clubs have contributed to help area students with the costs of their education.

Click Here Community foundation strengthens ties with College
The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan has contributed to help purchase equipment for the Centre of Excellence's new fitness facility and gym.

Click Here Solar energy system profiled
A press release from Conergy America profiles the extensive solar energy system featured int he Centre of Excellence.

Click Here Community Futures supports Centre of Excellence
A 25-year partnership with Okanagan College is enhanced with a $25,000 contribution to the Centre of Excellence.

Click Here Home Hardware joins campaign to support Centre of Excellence
A belief in innovation and education have led the team at Penticton's Home Hardware to support the Centre of Excellence fundraising campaign.

Click Here Home reno and energy savings guru big on Centre of Excellence
Shell Busey's tour of the Centre of Excellence made him a believer.

Click Here Good neighbors bolster their support for new building
Canadian Tire owners in Penticton show their support for the Centre of Excellence goes well beyond being understanding neighbors.

Click Here Sewell’s legacy honoured
A long-time supporter of higher education and Okanagan College is remembered with a contribution that will support Okanagan College students.
Thursday, May. 12, 2011

Click Here TELUS delivers on yearlong campaign of support
Penticton and area television viewers tune into TELUS service and the support flows to Okanagan College’s Centre of excellence.
Thursday, May. 12, 2011

Click Here London Drugs supports Centre of Excellence students
$10,000 donation will fuel new financial awards for students at the Centre of Excellence.
Thursday, May. 12, 2011

Click Here The Roving Mike Signs On with Centre of Excellence
A long-time and famous B.C. Radio voice lends his voice to the chorus of supporters for the Centre of Excellence.
Thursday, May. 12, 2011

Click Here Penticton Auto Dealers Rev Up Centre with Donation
They may sell different makes and models but Penticton Auto Dealers group agrees on need to support higher education.
Thursday, May. 12, 2011

Click Here Peters Bros. Support Centre of Excellence
Paving the way to access to higher education is on the agenda for Peter Bros. Cosntruction Ltd.
Thursday, May. 12, 2011

Click Here Okanagan College honoured with first-ever Tech GREEN award from ASTTBC
The first-ever TechGREEN Award given to an organization by ASTTBC was presented Nov. 6 to Okanagan College,
Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010

Click Here Trio of Penticton Businesses step to forefront to help build Centre of Excellence
Ramada Inn & Suites, Coast Penticton and Kettle Valley Station Pub together contributed $50,000 to help create much-needed student space in the campus's new Centre of Excellence. The donation lengthens an already-long hisotry of supprot for the College from the Agur family. .
October 6, 2010

Click Here New website takes you on a virtual tour of the Centre of Excellence
CEI Architecture Interiors Planning's new microsite spells out many of the features of the new Centre of Excellence - it's an education in itself!
September, 2010

Click Here Windsor Plywood continues 35-year tradition of helping build a stronger community
A $20,000 donation to the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation is just the latest demonstration of Windsor Plywood's commitment to being a strong corporate citizen.

October, 2010

Click Here Real Estate Foundation steps forward with support for sustainable building
The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia has made a $100,000 contribution toward making the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and REnewable Energy Conservation a reality.
September 2, 2010

Click Here Gorman Bros. Lumber turns beetle-kill lumber into welcome contribution
Turning lumber from beetle-ravaged forests into an environmentally-responsible component of the Centre of Excellence is just run-of-the-mill (pardon the pun) for one of B.C.'s most respected forestry firms.
October 13, 2010

Click Here FortisBC contribution energizes Centre of Excellence fundraising campaign
FortisBC is supporting the establishment of Penticton's new Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation with a $50,000 donation to create dedicated classroom space for students entering the technologically challenging electrical apprenticeship program.
Monday, July 5


Click Here Support continues to pour in for Centre of Excellence
One of B.C.’s pioneering companies in the trades field has put its support into the establishment of Penticton’s new Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation.

Andrew Sheret Limited, a B.C.-based 118-year-old plumbing and heating company, has donated $50,000 to create a dedicated classroom space for students entering the technologically challenging plumbing apprenticeship program.
Wednesday, June 2


Click Here   Donation pushes Centre fundraising campaign over $1.45 M
A $150,000 donation from the BC Wine Information Society has pushed the $5 million Centre of Excellence fundraising campaign over the $1.4 million mark. The Society announced its gift at a special celebration held March 31. 

Wednesday, March 31


Click Here TELUS donates to Centre of Excellence
In support of TELUS' philosophy to “give where we live,” TELUS will give $100 to Okanagan College's Centre of Excellence for every new TELUS TV customer in Penticton, Summerland, Naramata and Okanagan Falls. 

Tuesday, March 2


Click Here Penticton City Council supports campaign
Penticton City Council has stepped aboard the campaign to to support the Centre of Excellence with a grant of $267,000 and changes to a Develop Cost Charges bylaw that make the project eligible for another $160,000 reduction in fees.
Friday, February 26


Click Here RBC contributes $135,000 to campaign
The campaign to establish Okanagan College's Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation received its largest donation to date with the announcement of a $135,000 commitment from RBC.
Monday, January 25


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Groundbreaking for a groundbreaking building
The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is contributing $30,000 to the development of Okanagan College’s new Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation.
Friday, June 19, 2009


Click Here Architect Chosen
Experience and insight lead to architectural firm’s selection.
Monday, June 15, 2009