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Ecotech Institute 1400 S. Abilene St. Aurora, CO 80012 toll free: 877-326-5576 local: 303-586-5290

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The Ecotech Institute campus in Aurora, Colorado includes modern labs and classroom facilities, and received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This is one of the highest honors in green building and design. The sustainable and energy-efficient design elements of the Ecotech Institute campus include:

  • Solar trees that provide 16.9 kilowatts of electricity each for a total of 50,000 kilowatt hours created per year
  • Car charging stations that can deliver a full vehicle charge in less than four hours
  • Twelve polycrystalline rooftop photovoltaic panels with a system capacity of 2.8 kilowatts
  • Eight small, roof-mounted wind turbines that generate up to 4.8 kilowatts of electricity
  • Integral thin solar technologies embedded into the glass of the building’s front canopy that generates a capacity of 9.4 kilowatts
  • A vertical axis wind turbine with a total capacity of four kilowatts that provides energy for the building
  • Energy-efficient lighting with motion sensors, programmed schedule, and step-dimming to minimize power waste
  • Demand control ventilation to modulate ventilation based on classroom occupancy
  • Rooftop air conditioning equipment with economizers to provide 100% outside air during ideal conditions for cooling
  • Reduced water use through water-sense, low-flow fixtures

Together, the renewable energy sources at Ecotech Institute generate over 65,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.

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