Advanced Technology Education Center

Kankakee Community College, Kankakee, Illinois
<h2>Advanced Technology Education Center</h2>

The Advanced Technology Education Center at Kankakee Community College provides advanced training in emerging energy technologies and industries. Students learn about, assemble, and then immediately use the solar panels, wind turbines and other equipment. Real-time monitoring and results are part of the program to maximize what students and faculty can achieve.

​The building is LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design: LEED Gold®.  LEED® is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings.

  • Rooftop Solar Panel
  • Hands-On Training Labs and Classrooms
  • Real-Time Monitoring and Results of Training
The Challenge

How do we create an educational and hands-on training space for Green Energy and emerging technologies, including solar, wind, and geothermal?

The Solution

Lab spaces were designed to support unique study areas, provide flexibility for future technology and put the College and its students at the forefront.

"This facility will educate in an important and growing area, energy technology. We strive to serve as a regional resource for renewable energy technicians and are devoted to being the best in the industry."

- Dr. John Avendano, President, Kankakee Community College