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Project Spotlight: San Jacinto College – Center For Engineering & Technology

by Joseph Vela, Senior Mechanical Engineer

JonesDBR is pleased to be working with Kirksey on the new Center for Engineering & Technology for San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas.

The new 74,000 square foot Center for Engineering & Technology will house programs in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Biomedical Equipment Repair Technology, Engineering Design Graphics, Electronics, and Computer Information Technology. The new building offers a unique opportunity for new capabilities and updated facilities for these key programs. The building will include flexible space for new technology, instruction on display spaces, collaboration spaces, and multi-functional classrooms.

The main entry lobby features electrochromic glass which tints to manage light, glare, and occupant comfort in the space.  The glass is controlled automatically with project-specific inputs, occupancy sensors and light level sensors to maximize solar energy and minimize heat and glare. This provides a sustainable way to reduce the lighting and HVAC energy usage and costs of the building.