Monday, May 9, 2022
A Message from Loren Bender, Vice President, Business Operations and Chief Financial Office
Opened in 2017, Valencia College’s Poinciana Campus was constructed to increase access to higher education for a historically underserved and diverse community. Given the importance of environmental sustainability to the community and college constituencies, the campus is an energy efficient campus that includes three Green Globes certified buildings and was built to support the future installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to move toward carbon neutrality. The building’s rooftop has the capacity to support a 292 kW PV system, which would meet about 40% of the campus’ energy needs each year.
We are pleased to share that through the leadership of U.S. Congressman Darren Soto, Valencia College has secured $500,000 toward Valencia’s commitment to creating a solar energy system at our Poinciana Campus.
Please join us in thanking Congressman Darren Soto for his efforts in partnering with Valencia College in this important community and sustainability effort.
Valencia College Poinciana Campus Solar Celebration
Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Poinciana Campus and Zoom
The event is open to employees, students and the community.
The Poinciana Campus Solar Energy Project will bring several benefits to the community, notably the reduction of operating costs to provide higher education to residents, in addition to improving our climate resiliency by adding onsite renewable energy generation.