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This year, the CHBA-CI/TRU Training house goes Solar!  As a GOLD Sponsor Riverside Energy Systems is thrilled to participate in the construction of the CHBA-CI/TRU Training House as the Solar Energy sponsor and will be donating 4KW of a 6KW system capable of supplying 73% of the home’s electrical needs.  

The Training House offers a unique opportunity that benefits CHBA TRU and the entire community.   TRU's building trades students are directly engaged in the construction of the Training House, taking the knowledge gained in the classroom and learning to apply it in the real world.  

Riverside Energy is also very proud of their education and training partnership with TRU which provides curriculum development support and on-site instruction to TRU Trades students in the design and installation of Solar PV systems.  

“The sponsorship represents our on-going commitment to Give Back”, Greg Lambertus of Riverside Energy points out.  “Giving back is one of our Company’s core principles.  Our business model includes charitable efforts that demonstrate our belief in supporting communities by partnering on solar energy systems, sharing solar technology through education and training and in seeking energy independence that supports healthy and sustainable solutions for the future.

Riverside applauds the CHBA-CI team for taking on the ambitious goal of a BC Energy Code – Step 5 rating for the training house.    The BC Energy Step Code is a voluntary code designed to improve energy efficiency, lower energy bills and provide healthier and more comfortable homes compared to homes and buildings designed under the requirements of the BC Building Code. Step 5 for homes represents a home that is net-zero energy ready, meaning it produces as much energy as it uses.

The 2021 Training House is under construction and consists of 2 storeys and approximately 2800 sq. ft. total floor area.  The house style is contemporary craftsman and positioned well to profile new products and systems to the general public and new home purchasers. Riverside intends to include video updates as the solar installation progresses and seminars for those interested in the mystique of Solar.  Stay tuned!

We are very pleased to support this project and participate in partnership with the highly respected Canadian Home Builders Association – Central Interior and Thompson Rivers University.

Riverside Energy Systems located in Kamloops BC, is a renewable energy company pursuing sustainability through renewable energy solutions. Our services range from education and training, to consulting and advising, to the design, development and provision of renewable energy systems.  Contact us to discuss your questions about renewable solar energy and how you can contribute to sustainability and decrease your carbon footprint.
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