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Official opening of the GreenTEC Centre at Southern Regional College, Newry

Stormont Executive press release - Department for Employment and Learning

The Permanent Secretary of the Department for Employment and Learning, Derek Baker, today officially opened Southern Regional College’s GreenTEC Centre at their Greenbank Campus in Newry.

GreenTEC is a new centre of excellence for the construction industry. It will support business and industry by offering accredited training, seminars, business support in a wide range of green technology growth areas, including ecological building systems, renewable heat, energy efficiency and the design and installation of renewable technologies such solar thermal, heat pumps and solar panels.

Mr Baker said: “GreenTEC is an innovative, state-of-the-art facility which will play a key role in providing leading edge technologies and expertise and will contribute in a meaningful way to the development of the global green economy.

“The Department has driven the transformation of the further education sector to become responsive to the needs of local employers during these economically challenging times. This centre is an excellent example of the fruits of that approach.”

The official opening also included talks focusing on ‘Insulating against future costs with a Holistic Approach to Low Carbon Retrofit’, ‘Are you ready for BIM Level 2 in 2016?’ and ‘Looking to a Green Future with Renewables’. 

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