The Lethbridge College Trades and Technology Renewal and Innovation Project (TTRIP) is a state-of-the-art educational facility that delivers hands-on training and experimentation. Housing spaces for heavy equipment, welding, electronics, simulation, technology labs, wind energy, automotive programs, classroom instructional areas, and learning commons, the project integrates four technology and eight trades programs under a single roof for heightened levels of collaboration.
TTRIP is a highly sustainable project. Initially targeting LEED Silver status, the project design quickly indicated the potential for a LEED Gold target. The design team utilized a detailed building assessment phase whereby energy modeling, user input, and process loads were analyzed. This phase guided the project team into making the building even more efficient in environmental design and occupant use. Through these efforts, the facility is now on track for LEED Gold certification.