The center is located on the fourth floor of a Class A building within University Executive Park, which is set in 46 acres of manicured grounds. It is just 2.4 miles to the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, one of the country's fastest growing universities, with a reputation in energy education and research. Its Energy Production and Infrastructure Center trains energy engineers in a city that has earned itself the title of the New Energy Capital, with more than 240 companies connected to the energy sector. All the major employers at the University Research Park are within two miles of the front door and University Hospital is also nearby. It is also seven miles into Charlotte's central business district which is home to a cluster of Fortune 500 and other large companies. The city has seen tremendous growth and construction over the past few years.