TEAMWORK - From left, Joel Ward, Roger Billings, Mike Greidanus and Michael Donlevy at Red Deer College’s announcement of a donation of $100,000 from BGIS to the Shaping Our Future campaign. photo submitted

Red Deer College announces $100,000 from BGIS to Shaping Our Future campaign.

BGIS partnership contributes to RDC’s alternative energy initiatives

Red Deer College is pleased to announce a donation of $100,000 from BGIS to the Shaping Our Future campaign. BGIS’s commitment aligns with the shared focus on student learning opportunities and also with RDC’s Alternative Energy Initiative happening across campus.

“Through their corporate and community work, BGIS continually demonstrates their unwavering commitment to enhancing our student experience,” said Michael Donlevy, vice president of Business Development at RDC. “As we look to RDC’s exciting future, we know that the contributions from partners such as BGIS will provide an incredible benefit to Red Deer College and to the learners we serve.”

Red Deer College has been honoured to work closely with BGIS, building on a relationship that has spanned over 30 years. BGIS has provided on-site employees and ongoing service and support to RDC’s facilities, forming an integral part of their major growth over the years. BGIS, through Brookfield Properties, has also provided sponsorship support in the past for Red Deer College.

Through this new partnership, RDC’s commitment to developing sustainable energy options will be showcased through interpretive and learning opportunities on geothermal energy. BGIS’s offer to assist the College as they build their energy-efficient infrastructure presents a significant opportunity for RDC.

“BGIS is proud to support the Red Deer College Foundation’s Shaping Our Future initiative, and their commitment to sustainable growth and innovative development. As Canada’s leading provider of real estate management services, we are committed to relentlessly focusing on enabling innovation for our clients, with education being a fundamental building block of this commitment. We are honoured and excited to be a part of this project and to continue to build on our successful partnership with RDC,” said Mike Greidanus, president of BGIS Canada.

Once the Centre is open, this space will help tell RDC’s story about a number of sustainability initiatives, including Green Campus, the RDC Alternative Energy Initiative and the LEED program, which includes the achievement of LEED Silver in the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre and LEED Gold in the Four Centres.

The BGIS Geothermal Meeting Room will be heated or cooled depending on need by a geothermal loop that has been installed beneath the Centre for demonstration purposes and will provide learning opportunities on geothermal energy.

“As part of RDC’s mission, and because of our foundational values, we believe it’s essential for us to partner with organizations that share our goals of contributing to learning opportunities for our students,” said RDC President and CEO Joel Ward.

Just Posted

Alberta’s Pascale Paradis earns bronze in 7.5 km Female Biathlon

Canada Games action carries through to March 2nd

Alberta earns three medals in Long Track Speed Skating

Alberta now has 16 medals (6-5-5) and currently sits in second place of the medal standings

Calgary singer Shaye Zadravec gearing up for City appearance

Talented songstress to open for Latin guitarist Oscar Lopez Feb. 22nd

Team Alberta takes exciting victory in wheelchair basketball, remains undefeated

After three games in the tournament, Alberta is sitting in first place of its pool

‘Riya was a dreamer’: Mother of slain 11-year-old Ontario girl heartbroken

Her father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away

Maskwacis woman dead, Wetaskiwin man charged with murder

RCMP Major Crimes Unit charge male with first degree murder

Market volatility, mortgages loom over upcoming earnings of Canada’s big banks

Central bank interest hikes have padded the banks’ net interest margins

Hearings into SNC-Lavalin affair start today, but not with Wilson-Raybould

She has repeatedly cited solicitor-client privilege to refuse all comment

Tears, flowers at impromptu memorial for Syrian children killed in Halifax fire

The family had only lived in the Quartz Drive home for a few months

NDP candidates push for stronger climate action as Singh supports LNG Canada

Singh has tried to project unity in the party while facing internal criticism for poor fundraising and low support in the polls

Alberta investing $3.7B to move oil by rail, leasing cars

4,400 leased railway cars will move up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day by 2020

Make sure measles shots up to date, Public Health Agency says

Measles causes high fever, coughing, sneezing and a widespread painful rash

Payless to close 248 Canadian stores, saying it’s ‘ill-equipped’ for market

The company will begin closing stores at the end of March

Most Read