Ecotech Institute has one focus: preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability. This Virginia College off-shoot provides 2 year tracks in areas like solar and wind energy technology and energy efficiency. Their newest campus just outside Austin, Texas will feature active training labs including wind turbines and solar panels. Join us as we chronicle the construction of this dynamic education facility.
We are just a couple of weeks out from our target completion date, and final details are coming together. The structure for many office areas complete, as is most of the paint. Interface recycled carpet has been laid.
This week’s progress included work on solar panels and installation of the vertical access wind turbine, a landmark feature. With blades measuring twelve feet, this generates aerodynamic force without having to be pointed at the wind. Gabion wall construction also moved ahead, and site landscaping began.