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Green building focus of Sustainable Environment Network Society lecture

Vernon residents can learn about green building and the opportunities the technique provides.

The Sustainable Environment Network Society will host a lecture Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre.

“Hear the details on Penticton’s just completed  Jim Pattison Centre of Building Excellence with Donna Lomas, dean at the South Okanagan college,” said Julia Lissau, with SENS.

“The centre is now a student training centre for the state-of-the-art sustainable building technologies and renewable energy conservation that was used to create this Okanagan College institution.”

The building has virtually no heating/cooling costs or sewer costs and is designed as a living building with better than LEED platinum design status.

“The facility is now a destination for engineers and architects from other countries because it integrates the building into the environment, not the other way around,” said Lissau.

“B.C. wood was used extensively.  The power of the sun generates electricity and provides light, and solar chimneys and geothermal systems heat and cool the facility. The building is a lesson in cooperation, collaboration and ingenuity, using architects, engineers, builders and students.”

 

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