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Located on the Charlotte Research Institute campus of UNC Charlotte, The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) serves as a state-of- the-art research center that provides education and applied research opportunities to students with energy related interests. Our industry-education partnerships unite students, faculty and industrial partners to collaborate on interdisciplinary research and learning. 

EPIC and the Lee College of Engineering have paired together to create programs, courses and energy concentrations within multiple departments that surpass technical skills and engineering. The curriculum teaches students project management, collaborative teamwork, risk analysis and leadership skills. Our facilities assist the energy industry training the next generation of engineers who deliver new and creative solutions for the energy industry.

With over 75 faculty members working in energy-related disciplines, EPIC is quickly becoming a national leader in energy research and development. Offering seven Applied Research Clusters, EPIC interdisciplinary researchers collaborate with industry and use state-of-the-art laboratories to work to solve some of today’s most difficult energy challenges.

EPIC's Sustainably Integrated Buildings and Sites(SIBS) seeing decrease in energy use

January 12, 2016

Charlotte is among the “smart” cities using technology to boost efficiency and quality of life. But urban expert Peter Kageyama has an additional goal: Make cities lovable.

Kageyama was keynote speaker Tuesday at a three-day conference in which 10 U.S. communities hope to learn from Charlotte’s sustainability example. Envision Charlotte, launched in 2011, became the model for this weeks Envision America workshop.

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Feb
20

10:00AM - 1:00PM

UNC Charlotte - EPIC Building 8700 Phillips Rd. Charlotte, NC 28223


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