AEE NCPC to Host Tour of the UNCC EPIC Building as Part of October Chapter Meeting

Visit the $76 million Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) Building at UNCC.

Tour the facility’s High Bay Lab, one of the five largest of its kind in the country that will serve as a site for large-scale structural design and testing.  It can test the stability of power transmission towers, emulating hurricane-strength wind conditions, as well as earthquake shaking conditions.  A LEED Gold certified building, EPIC also contains a high-tech cooling system, a rain collection system and precise window locations and treatments that are among the energy-reducing technologies embodied within the 200,000-square-foot facility.  Also included in the building is:

  • The main atrium, which opens up to aesthetically pleasing rotunda.
  • The Duke Energy Smart Grid Laboratory, which houses equipment designed to test and run a wide range of model validation and real-time simulations.
  • The environmental lab suite that will provide students the opportunity to conduct hands-on research.
  • The basement floor, which contains two of the building’s large lecture halls with a combined capacity to conduct classes for more than 500 students and space where the University’s Solar Decathlon house will be built.
  • Earthquake simulation System