About the Denver, CO Area

Ecotech Institute is located in Aurora, CO and is part of the Denver metro area. Denver is the first officially recognized solar friendly community by the American Solar Energy Society and has been named among the top 10 cities in the United States for jobs in renewable energy for new graduates by the Mother Nature Network. These are just two things that make Denver the perfect location for Ecotech Institute.

Our mission is to help our graduates thrive in the exciting renewable energy field, but while they're here, we know they need a place to live, stuff to do, and maybe even a place to work part-time. Check out the information below about where to live, what to do and where to work in the Denver area while attending Ecotech Institute.

Where To Live

Ecotech Institute does not provide dorms or other on-campus housing. There are many living options, though, including several apartment complexes close to the campus.

Our students receive special discounts and benefits at:

Local Apartment Listings:

What To Do

Whatever your interests, you'll always find something fun to enjoy in the Denver metro area, from its natural beauty and recreation to its arts scene and nightlife.

Outdoor activities

The Denver area's natural beauty is a big plus — as are its 300 days of sunshine each year! The nation's largest public parks system is here and there are scores of outdoor activities to take part in — hiking, fishing, biking, skiing, camping and much more.

Aurora has nearly 100 different parks to choose from, a vast trail system and thousands of acres of wide open spaces.

The spectacular Rocky Mountains with their world-class ski resorts and amazing scenery are only minutes away. The magnificent Mount Evans is a must-see, along with the pristine beauty of Denver Mountain Parks.

  • 4 National Parks
  • 41 State Parks

Arts and Culture

Visual arts, museums, theatre, dance, music — it's all here in Aurora. The Aurora Cultural Arts District is home to a variety of performing and visual arts organizations.

The Aurora History Museum is a great place to spend an afternoon. Located in the Aurora Municipal Center Complex, the museum offers a variety of exhibits and collections on the area's history as well as fun events.

Sports and Recreation

Love team sports? Aurora has adult leagues in kickball, softball, tennis and volleyball. Or try your hand at Pickleball — kind of a cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong. Aurora is also home to several public golf courses that offer a combination of challenge, fun and incredible scenery.

Denver is just minutes away and home to several of the country's best pro sports teams, including the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and more.


Enjoy one of Colorado's many excellent craft beers while you watch a championship game. Listen to local jazz bands while you sip fine wine. You can even catch a film while you eat a fantastic dinner. Aurora's nightlife features everything from sports bars to jazz clubs, where you can unwind with friends after a busy day.

Where To Work

While you're in school getting your renewable energy training, you may need to work part-time.

Some of the largest employers in Aurora include:

Some of our employers even offer employment opportunities to currently enrolled students. Contact our Career Development team for more information on finding a job in the Denver metro area while attending Ecotech Institute.