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Honda Research and Development Facility (12:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
Take a 90-minute walking tour of American Honda Motor Company’s 101-acre campus in nearby Torrance which opened in 1994 and serves as the sales and marketing headquarters for the U.S. as well as the research and development center. In 2018, Honda installed a 6,000-panel rooftop solar energy system that generates approximately 3,000 megawatt hours (MWh) annually and offsets roughly 30 percent of the purchased electricity for the entire campus. It is one of the largest commercial building installations in Southern California and expands Honda's ongoing commitment to reduce its environmental footprint by developing and implementing renewable energy projects throughout its operations. The campus also includes research and design studios and a solar-powered hydrogen refueling station for fuel cell electric vehicles.
Southern California Edison Energy Education Center (12:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
Take a 90-minute tour of Southern California Edison’s Energy Education Center – Irwindale where guests can view interactive displays and exhibits that showcase clean energy technologies, sustainable designs and energy saving solutions. The Center is a resource for integrated energy efficiency, demand response and distributed generation education and training that uses the latest in state-of-the-art technologies to help residents and businesses make smart energy decisions. Unique offerings at the Center include: the Lighting Academy, Tool Lending Library, Foodservice Technology Center, and Smart Energy Experience.
CTC Global Factory Tour (12:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
Take a 90-minute tour of CTC Global’s campus and ACCC® Conductor Factory in Irvine. The 200,000 square foot campus, which opened in 2004, houses CTC Global’s corporate offices, business development team managers, product engineering and research and development staff, application engineers, procurement and production teams and quality assurance staff. In addition to producing the CTC Global ACCC conductor’s hybrid carbon and glass fiber ACCC core, CTC Global also produces a number of components used in various connectors such as dead-ends and splices. CTC Global also manufactures its own production equipment and tooling as well as test fixtures and other components. The campus includes a mechanical test lab, a quality control test lab, a separate chemistry lab and accelerated and long-term test fixtures and other quality assurance and quality control devices. To learn more about CTC’s manufacturing facility, visit: https://www.ctcglobal.com and click on the “Tour the Factory” picture for a brief video.