Government Association Tours Energy House At NLC

NCLGA delegates enjoyed a brunch catered by the College’s Professional Cook Training students in Energy House. Photo credit: Northern Lights College

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Approximately 42 delegates with the North Central Local Government Association toured Energy House at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek on May 4th.

NLC’s Director of Facilities, Todd Bondaroff, and Dean Of Trades & Apprenticeships Mark Heartt lead a tour of the clean energy technologies used in Energy House. The building uses such progressive approaches as solar energy for lighting, solar-thermal heating for hot water tanks, rainwater collection for running water in the restrooms, geo-thermal power for heating, and a bio-mass pellet boiler system that supplies heating for the larger main campus building.

The facility opened to students in September 2011, and achieved LEED® Platinum certification by the Canada Green Building Council in 2013.

The group of delegates spent the morning on the tour, followed by a tour of the Bear Mountain wind farm.

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