OC Health Sciences Center Receives Gold Certification for Green Building Design
Okanagan College’s new Health Sciences Center (HSC), which opened in October, received Gold certification for its sustainability practices.
The HSC has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification, which is a “green building rating system that certifies the level of sustainability-related features incorporated into a building’s design.”
The Kelowna HSC building joins several other buildings at three Okanagan College campuses that have received certification.
The Jim Pattison Center of Excellence and the Welding Building in Penticton received LEED Platinum and Gold respectively.
According to the press release, the Jim Pattison Center of Excellence in Penticton has been recognized as the most sustainable post-secondary building in Canada.
The Vernon Trade Training Center received LEED Gold certification and the Kelowna Trades Complex received a Platinum rating while the Center for Learning received Gold.
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