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Szolyd’s G-ROC was a logical choice for the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence at Okanagan College. Containing up to 85% recycled material, G-ROC not only fit within the mandate of the project, but helped beautify an already stunning project.


G-ROC for excellence

The Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation at Okanagan College was selected for the Transformational Design feature in the Spring 2012 issue of Trim Tab magazine, published by the International Living Future Institute. The Centre of Excellence is targeting the Living Building Challenge, which requires the building design to consider its environmental impact in six areas: site, energy, materials, water, indoor quality and beauty. The overall goal is to create a building with no negative impact on the environment and surrounding ecosystem, and to achieve this goal during design, construction, and ongoing operations throughout the building’s lifecycle. Read the article to find out about the challenges and achievements that were faced while designing and building a Living Building Project.


The Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence at Okanagan College has won a 2012 Canadian Green Building Award. These awards recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types. Seven projects were selected from a total of 56 submissions. The winners will be publicized in a special awards issue of SABMag and will be honoured at an Awards Ceremony at the CaGBC National Conference.