b'COVER STORYin the construction and finishing ofthrough the plants in a rainwater gardenengineering are already having a positive the building, including high-efficiencybefore being stored and infiltrated impact on students studying inwindows, LED lighting, low-energyinto the relatively impervious those areas. door accessibility switching and othersurrounding soil.such devices, as well as the extensiveWaldron and Berringer suggest that the use of wood in the construction. TheThe Commons is already transforminguniversity is only getting started. The building is also close to local transitthe student experience at UBCO, saysCommons has been a success and is and has a substantial number of bicycleHeather Berringer, Chief Librarianin great demand by both the students racks to encourage cycling. and Associate Provost for Learningand the public, who can use it for Services at UBCO. The building hasmeetings and conferences. It appears the A showpiece sustainable feature of theenhanced student learning throughCommons will become the benchmark building is its rainwater managementnew approaches in the classroom andfor interactive learning spaces at UBCO feature. This feature responds to a localthe opportunity to be more interactiveand most likely at other educational need to manage, on-site, a one-in-100- with instructors and fellow students. year rainfall event that could occur inShe went on to say that high-techinstitutions. Without a doubt, 21st the Kelowna area. The rainwater systemlearning in areas such as digital projects,century learning has come to Kelowna collects and stores water that is filteredtechnology advanced assignments andand its a hit!CONDITIONS CHANGE. BE PREPARED AND PLAN AHEAD.The safety of your employees is your responsibility, including when theyre behind the wheel. Take steps to reduce the increased risks they face during winter conditions.Download our free winter driving safety toolkit at ShiftIntoWinter.ca.ShiftIntoWinter.ca#ShiftIntoWinterDriveBC.ca46 SOUTHERN INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION'