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Hudson Valley Community College TEC-Smart Center
NYSERDA's Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®)
Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies) facility in Malta, NY features more than a dozen state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories to train the workforce in semiconductor manufacturing and green technologies, including photovoltaic, geothermal and wind energy.
TEC-SMART is a critical component in preparing our students for a new economy that promotes job growth, environmental sustainability and technological innovation.
Through TEC-SMART, Hudson Valley is producing a skilled workforce to serve major employers including GLOBALFOUNDRIES, General Electric, SunPower Inc. and Solar City.
TEC-SMART is a showcase for energy efficient building principles. With a low carbon footprint and sustainable design features, TEC-SMART achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The 43,000-square-foot building uses passive solar design, is highly energy efficient and generates one-third of its energy needs by harnessing the power of wind and the sun. The building is not air conditioned; rather it uses the geothermal energy of the earth for heating and cooling and serves as a teaching tool for students in the college's construction, electrical, HVAC, engineering and architecture programs.