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Energizing Education

At Tarrant County College’s Center of Excellence for Energy Technology, students receive training for careers in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration; oil and gas; wind generation; and geothermal energy. They also learn from the facility itself. The 87,000-square-foot center is an innovative showcase of energy conservation, designed with a goal of LEED® Platinum certification and featuring solar panels, geothermal heat pumps and wind turbines. The building systems are exposed, facilitating student observation and teaching opportunities. Freese and Nichols is the Architect of Record and designed the project in collaboration with the architectural firm BNIM.

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