A building on Red River College’s Notre Dame campus is one of the first education centres in Manitoba to receive LEED certification.
The Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre (HETC) is considered one of the most environmentally-friendly buildings in the province by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). The 60,000-square-foot complex includes nine classrooms for theoretical instruction, and a large shop area that replicates a typical work environment in the transportation and trucking industry.
“HETC is a model for development of new learning facilities,” said RRC president Stephanie Forsyth in a release. “It provides us with modern, flexible space for training programs and applied research, while simultaneously minimizing our impact on the environment.”
HETC’S efficient heating and cooling systems produce a 50% reduction in energy use compared to a building of a similar size, a 72% reduction in space heating, and a 54% reduction in operating costs.
— With files from Red River College