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Biology Research Greenhouses

LEED-NC Silver

The Biology Research Greenhouses provide a research facility for the Biology Department with adequate space for expected increases in plant research. Maintaining adequate instructional and research facilities is important for the continued growth and viability of science and technology at PSU. Plants represent important model organisms for a variety of teaching and research activities that are integral to a wide range of programs on campus.

• 2008 New Construction

• 38% better than energy code

• 44% reduction in water use

• 100% plywood cabinetry is FSC certified

• More than 90% of work areas access outside views

Key strategies include: polycarbonate panels insulate and allow for light transmission; open-grid permeable pavers and flow-through planters filter stormwater runoff; daylighting and occupancy controls ensure lighting is used only when needed; and low-flow potting sinks, showers and dual-flush toilets reduce potable water demand.

View the Biology Research Greenhouse LEED Scorecard