Q: What is your name?
A: Brendon Gray
Q: Where is your hometown and where are you located now?
A: I’m a second generation born and raised Kelowna resident.
Q: What program did you take at OC?
A: Electrical Apprenticeship and Sustainable Building Technology (SBT).
Q: What is your current position?
A: Principal at Egnite Sustainability and Registered Energy Advisor.
Q: Why did you choose your program at OC? How does it relate to what you’re doing now?
A: It was a forward-thinking program which provided students with the skills required to support the construction industry toward achieving its provincial climate action goals.
Q: What was one of your most meaningful memories during your time at OC?
A: Our capstone projects and the students I graduated with.
Q: What do you think has been the biggest turning point for your career success?
A: Being a part of the SBT program - halfway through the program a guest speaker was brought in to present on energy efficiency consulting and the new BC Energy Step Code. I found my calling and went for it.
Q: Are there any awards, achievements or activities that you would like to highlight?
A: I am currently sitting as co-chair for the Canadian Home Builders Association – Central Okanagan’s Step Code Committee. Egnite has had tremendous wins and growth over the past two years; we are providing our consulting services to some of the most well-known builders, developers and architects in the Okanagan.
Q: What advice would you pass on to current/future students?
A: When you find your passion or calling, set attainable goals and work towards achieving them.
Q: When you’re not working, what are you doing?
A: Getting out and enjoying all the amenities and recreational activities our great area has to offer.
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Sustainable Building Technology Diploma (formerly Sustainable Construction Management Technology Diploma)
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