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SBVC Technical Education Project

Last modified at 6/12/2024 1:56 p.m.

SBVC Technical Education Project

The new facility will cost around $95 million dollars and replace the previous technology building that was built in 1965. “Inside, we’re going to provide hands-on, collaborative training designed to get students hired,” said San Bernardino Valley College Interim President Scott Thayer. Thayer says the new building will transform lives and offer courses for several different careers. “We will prepare students for good-paying jobs in electric automotive repair, water inspection technology, modern machining, HVAC technology, and so much more,” Thayer said.

It is a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Ready Building that is tracking LEED Platinum certification. Which means some of the sustainability features of the buildings include:

  • Solar chimney
  • Photovoltaic
  • Sun-shade devices 
  • Sustainability kiosk for students to view the performance of the building
  • High-Velocity, Low-Speed Fans to circulate air In big high-ceiling spaces
  • Tubular Skylights for natural light
  • Operable Doors and Windows for cars to go in and out
  • Phase change material on the ceiling insulation to absorb the energy during the daytime and release it at the evening times
  • PV Deck for Photovoltaic students to learn the technology and installation
  • All of these result in Energy and Cost Savings
  • More importantly, it provides a Healthy, Comfortable, and Highly Functional Learning Environment

See here for project update.