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Partnering for Success: RRC/Manitoba Hydro Partnership featured in Globe & Mail

June 16, 2016

On May 26, 2016 Red River College (RRC) was prominently featured in a story on NSERC’s 2016 Synergy award winners, where RRC was the only college to receive the Synergy Award for Innovation.
Excerpt from the Article:

An example in the clean technology space is Manitoba Hydro Place, a collaboration between Red River College and Manitoba Hydro, says Dr. Hamelin. The challenge was to revitalize an aging downtown area in Winnipeg with emphasis on sustainability, she explains. The result? The construction of what’s considered one of the most energy-efficient office towers in North America.

“Manitoba Hydro Place is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum-certified and has earned many awards. It’s very impressive,” says Dr. Hamelin, who toured the building recently. Her team also had a chance to ride in a zero-emissions electric battery transit bus, which represents another aspect of this collaboration.

The Red River College and Manitoba Hydro partnership was recognized with an NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation, says Dr. Hamelin, who believes raising the profile of collaborations may serve as an inspiration for others.

See the full article: Partnering for Success