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Energy House at Delaware Technical & Community College a learning hub for students and community


Delaware Technical & Community College is nearing completion of its Energy House Construction Project, a $1 million effort on the Jack F. Owens Campus created as a learning center for alternative and renewable technologies.

The comprehensive residential syle design includes see-through walls intended to showcase materials and technologies used; multiple systems to create and track comparative data and features like a living green roof, solar systems, radiant floor heating and geothermal options.

When it’s finished, Energy House will contain two classrooms and a conference room for students seeking energy certification and various degree programs. DTCC intends Energy House to act not only as an academic building, but an educational resource to encourage consumers in the community who are interested in sustainable design and renewable energy options.

The project is being subsidized by a U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration ARRA grant in the amount of $800,000. The home also features windows from Integrity Windows and Doors and Marvin commercial doors.

To see a gallery of photos from Energy House, click here.