Contact Us

Button - Program Details 2 Button - Why SCMT 2 Button - Scholarship2 Button - Sustainability Leadersip 2 Button - Contact Us 2

 Sustainable Construction Management Technology
 Okanagan College - Penticton Campus


SCMT Orientation Day

                                                                                   SCMT Orientation Day - Fall 2014

Bio Picture - Amy Vaillancourt   

Dr. Amy Vaillancourt       
SCMT Program Chair/Professor    
(250) 492-4305 Ext. 3321

In 2008, Amy Vaillancourt completed the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program from the
University of New Brunswick (UNB), in her native City of Fredericton. After graduating, Amy worked
in the consulting industry in an environmental management group where she primarily managed Phase I
Environmental Site Assessments and Oil Spill Remediation projects. Thereafter, she decided to pursue
graduate studies in the field of Sustainable Development. She enrolled in the Masters of Sustainable
Development program at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Once successfully
completing her Master’s Degree, she returned to UNB to expand her knowledge in Sustainability and the
Built Environment through Doctoral research. During this degree, Amy had the opportunity to be involved
with the civil engineering undergraduate program as a teaching assistant and course instructor. Amy has
recently completed her PhD which focused on the sustainability performance assessment of existing Canadian municipal infrastructure. She is currently a College Professor and the Chair of the Sustainable Construction Management Technology program, at the Okanagan College. She is looking forward to teaching the future
leaders of Sustainable Construction in one of North America’s most sustainable buildings, the Jim Pattison
Centre of Excellence.



Brian Bio Picture 

Brian Rippy       
SCMT Professor
(250) 492-4305 Ext. 3332

Brian Rippy  has over 10 years of experience in sustainable design and construction management.  Brian
has worked as a consultant assisting local governments, NGO’s, and international development agencies
with sustainable building, renewable energy, energy conservation and water resource management initiatives.
Brian has a Masters in Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College and a Bachelor of Science in
Civil Engineering.  Brian has also obtained Renewable Energy Professional and LEED Accredited
Professional certifications. Brian has worked with the US-Green Building Council Rating System on LEED
certified building projects as well as the Living Future Institute on Net Zero Energy Building certifications.
Most recently Brian facilitated the proposal and integrated design process for the American Samoa
Environmental Protection Agency’s new office building, the first building in the South Pacific to achieve
Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum certification. Additionally he has consulted on projects addressing
energy occupancy training, renewable energy development, energy modeling, solid waste management, and
water resource management. As a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica, Brian incorporated renewable
resource technologies and green building components into rural school facilities. Brian brings together the
experience of a wide variety of successfully completed projects for all levels of government, and draws upon
a broad range of experiences from sustainable building development to sustainable construction management.
Brian is dedicated to transforming the way these systems are designed, built, and operated, enabling
environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous communities. Brian has recently been
awarded a full-time position with the Okanagan College, as a College Professor in the Sustainable
Construction Management Technology program.