Underscoring its commitment to serving the community through environmental sustainability, Tarrant County College South Campus is one of 30 eco-friendly locations participating in this year’s DFW Solar Tour. This free event enables people to learn how homeowners and businesses are using solar energy, wind energy, energy efficiency and other sustainable technologies to save money and conserve resources.
Hundreds of people are expected to take self-guided tours of the new LEED Platinum Center of Excellence for Energy Technology, an award-winning facility that features a custom-designed solar canopy, a wind turbine, geothermal heating and cooling, and an outdoor garden bioswale. Attendees also will learn how the exposed, color-coded mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are used to teach students in building systems technologies.
Saturday, Oct. 13
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (“Solar 101” presentations at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.)
Tarrant County College South
Center of Excellence for Energy Technology
5301 Campus Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119
“TCC South’s Center of Excellence for Energy Technology (CEET) continues to provide exciting opportunities for instruction and active learning for students, industry professionals and local residents,” said TCC South President Peter Jordan. “One of only two non-residential LEED Platinum buildings in Tarrant County, the CEET is an important part of Tarrant County College’s demonstrated commitment to sustainability. The instructional design of this facility and other community and social learning initiatives, including our Community Cats Coalition, the Community Garden, participation in the Blue Zone Initiative and our Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary are among the many enterprises faculty use to help students learn about ecosystems, practice sustainability and serve the community.”