NEW ORLEANS — New buildings at community colleges provide fertile ground for campuses to not only integrate technology to save energy and money, they also provide hands-on learning experiences for students and instructors.
The Oregon college’s institute — dubbed the “building that teaches” — provides the latest in technology, from natural ventilation to solar water heating, and it also allows for students and staff to test systems for efficiency. For example, the Institute for Sustainable Practices has multiple heating and cooling systems. Students can experiment to find the best combinations that produce the lowest carbon emissions and lowest utility costs.
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