Numerous innovative sustainable technologies have been incorporated in the design of the building. These features include:
- 11 kW wind turbine
View wind speed, power, and energy since installation.
- Closed-loop geothermal field
- Two, 20-panel solar arrays
- Vegetative roof
- Solar thermal heating
- Daylight harvesting
CAREER FOCUS – INSIDE:
- New Materials Science Program
- The Energy Field is Changing Fast
- Greening the Curriculum
Black Hawk College is pleased to announce the completion of the Sustainable Technologies Building at the Quad-Cities Campus. The 13,000-square-foot facility is located east of Building 2. The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony was held on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
In keeping with the tradition of being able to walk from building to building on the Quad-Cities Campus without going outside, the two buildings are joined with a connecting link.
The Sustainable Technologies Building features two high-tech, 40-seat classrooms with a retractable wall that can create an 80-seat classroom. The building also has a 24-seat classroom, a materials science lab, a sustainable technologies lab and the college’s new data center.
The college and the design team joined with MidAmerican Energy and the Weidt Group to explore and evaluate a number of alternative lighting and mechanical systems with the goal of selecting design strategies that demonstrate the highest value of energy savings.
Wind turbine installation