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Young Professionals of ECA: Fall Tour at IN-TECH

September 30, 2020


Join us for an Outdoor Tour of the Renewable Energy Training Center at INTECH!

September 30, 2020

(Rain Date: October 1, 2020)

“The IBEW Local 134 / NECA Chicago Technical Institute is the best apprenticeship school in the nation” remarked David Long, NECA CEO, at a recent conference.  So, come check it out at the Young Professionals fall tour!  INTECH uses this 25-acre demonstration site to train union electricians in the latest sustainable technologies. The project stands as the largest outdoor training campus of its kind and includes one of the Midwest’s first facilities aiming for net-zero energy use.  The training center features:

Net-zero energy storage building

100-foot-tall cell tower

60-foot-tall climbing tower

Solar car port

Solar tracker on rotating base

75-foot-tall miniature wind turbine

Solar powered LED site lighting

Wednesday, September 30th

Arrival: 5:15pm / Tour: 5:30pm

Drinks and BBQ to follow

Following the tour, compete in the Tower Climb Challenge!  Prize awarded to top finisher.


(In case of inclement weather, the alternate date will be October 1st)

 The event will be an outdoor tour focusing on the renewable energy training center. 

Social distancing rules will be in place, and masks must be worn during the event.  Wear clothing appropriate for weather, and shoes appropriate for the Tower Climb Challenge if you would like to participate.

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