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Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence Greenest in Canada
Platinum + Gold = Green.
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The Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation at the Penticton Campus earned top honours - Gold Award - in a recent ranking of the nation’s greenest buildings.

The Centre of Excellence was named the most sustainable post-secondary building in Canada in the 2016 Green Building Review published by Corporate Knights magazine.

Last year, the Centre of Excellence became the first building of its size in the region to achieve LEED Platinum certification, one of the highest and most well recognized achievements in sustainable construction.

“This latest recognition for the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence is heartening for us because it re-affirms the high level of sustainability we have been able to achieve and maintain since the building opened in 2011,” says Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton.

In order to earn a spot in the top 12, the Centre of Excellence at the College’s Penticton campus first had to land on a shortlist of 22 leading facilities whittled down from an original pool of 200. Judges awarded distinctions of Gold, Silver, and Bronze to the greenest buildings in each of four categories: universities and college buildings, hospitals, office buildings, and other public buildings.

Okanagan College faced strong competition in its category. UBC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability in Vancouver was awarded Silver, and Dalhousie’s Mona Campbell Building received the Bronze award.

Read the full story here.