Sustainable Technologies Building

Sustainable Technologies Building

Sustainable Technologies Building

Sustainable Technologies Building

Numerous innovative sustainable technologies have been incorporated in the design of the building. These features include:


  • 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

BHC breaks ground for new Sustainable Technologies Building

In the news »

Quad-City Times — College looks to future with new technologies building
The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus — Construction begins at BHC
The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus — Editorial: BHC still cutting edge
The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus — Eco-tech: BHC’s new building points to a green future
The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus — Sustainable Technologies Building at BHC should be finished by May
The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus — New energy-saving BHC building is ‘teaching tool’
Quad-City Times — Black Hawk shows off new building
The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus — BHC’s new Sustainable Technologies Building gets a green roof