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Okanagan College  - Jim PATTISON Centre of Excellence

Penticton, BC

The Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation project is targeting LEED Platinum and the International Living Building Challenge. The project uses sustainable design and construction methods and serves as a teaching tool at the school by highlighting the passive and active building systems for the occupants. The new facility includes classrooms, trade shops, a student pavilion, kinetics, business development space, a kitchen, gym and fitness area.
The 2-storey, 76,000 sq.ft. facility includes a photovoltaic array, solar hot water, natural ventilation using solar chimneys, mechanical ventilation air heat recovery, displacement mechanical ventilation, groundsource heat with radiant floor and wall heating and ground water free-cooling. Extensive thermal comfort modeling and energy modeling were conducted by AME Group to ensure occupant comfort as well as confirming Net Zero energy consumption targets.

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Photographer: Ed White


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