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.
Photos of construction
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
Listen to radio interview about the groundbreaking on 93.9 WYEC:
BHC breaks ground for new Sustainable Technologies Building
View photos from groundbreaking ceremony