Ecotech Institute - College for Renewable Energy and Management
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Ecotech Institute
1400 S. Abilene St.
Aurora, CO 80012

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Ecotech Institute in Aurora, Colorado (Denver metro area) is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing graduates for careers in the fields of renewable energy, sustainability, and energy efficiency.

In accord with its mission, Ecotech Institute's campus 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 and recognizes Ecotech Institute's many sustainability and energy-efficient design elements.

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  • Solar trees in the parking lot produce a total of 50,000 kilowatt hours each year
  • Rooftop polycrystalline photovoltaic panels have a system capacity of 2.8 kilowatts
  • Car charging stations can deliver a full vehicle charge in less than four hours
  • Eight small, roof-mounted wind turbines generate up to 4.8 kilowatts of electricity.
  • Front building canopy includes integral thin solar technologies embedded into the glass that generate 9.4 kilowatts and provide essential shade for cooling sidewalks and the lobby area.
  • Demand control ventilation modulates ventilation based on classroom occupancy.
  • All rooftop air conditioning equipment has economizers to provide 100% outside air during ideal outdoor conditions for cooling.
  • Water-sense, low-flow fixtures reduce water use by 30%.
  • Together, the renewable energy sources at Ecotech Institute generates over 65,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.

Our Programs

At Ecotech Institute, we are helping build the infrastructure for the next energy economy. Our focus is creating a skilled, educated workforce to meet the demands of the rapidly growing fields of renewable energy and sustainability.

We offer eight two-year degree programs with practical, hands-on training for green jobs.

Our most popular degrees are our solar energy technology, wind technology energy and electrical engineering technology programs. In addition, we are continually evaluating our curriculum and our equipment to ensure our students receive the most up-to-date education possible.

Our Commitment to the Community

Ecotech Institute is proud to call Aurora, Colorado, home. When researching campus location sites, we chose to transform a large, vacant commercial building in Aurora — turning a potential eyesore into an asset for the community. Our campus employs a number of sustainability and energy-efficient design elements with a focus on rigorous energy savings.

To further foster the relationship between Ecotech Institute and Aurora, we encourage our students to get involved in the community. Our student ambassadors have held clothing and other drives for the Denver Rescue Mission. They have also held on-campus events such as Thanksgiving dinner, which was open to the community. Our students also participate in the local St. Patrick's Day parade — and won awards for their entries!

Ecotech Institute program directors often visit high schools in the Aurora area to give demonstrations or answer questions about renewable energy. We also host tours of Ecotech Institute, which often include area high school students. 

Our Commitment to Veterans

Ecotech Institute is ranked #10 in the Military Times' national list, "Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2015."

Our staff understands the unique needs of military students. We can help you make the most of your educational benefits, such as active duty tuition assistance, and the new Post 9/11 GI Bill. Plus, we offer a special military tuition allowance and career placement assistance to help you as you transition into civilian life and enter a new career in renewable energy.

Careers for Graduates

Denver is one of the best places to live and work in the country. The website Mother Nature Network has included Denver, Colorado, among its top ten cities nationally for jobs in renewable energy for new graduates. But our graduates have been hired all over the country — and even internationally!

Ecotech Institute's Career Services team has assisted graduates in finding jobs with over 130 companies across the United States. Our graduates are working in a variety of positions, from technicians to analysts.

Get Started Today

If you're ready for a new career in the rewarding, rapidly-changing fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency, Ecotech Institute is where you need to be. Our staff can help you find a place to live, get a job while you're on campus and help you enjoy your time in Aurora.

Ecotech Institute can help you get a degree in as little as 18 months. Call us at 877-326-5576 or complete the Request More Information form to get started today.


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