Science Research & Teaching Center
The Science Research & Teaching Center serves as a vital link between science education,advanced research, and workforce development for healthcare, advanced manufacturing, biotech and high-tech industries. Originally built in 1970, the newly renovated building provides state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, new and remodeled classrooms, study space, laboratories, hazardous waste facilities and more. The updated facility better serves students, faculty and partners in biology, chemistry, environmental science and other disciplines.
• 2011 Major Renovation
• More than 20% reduction in energy use over code
• Walk Score® of 92 - Walkers' Paradise
• Uses roughly 50% less conditioned air than before renovation
• Roof-top Photovoltaic Test Facility researches effects of combining solar panels with eco-roof technology
Key strategies include: high-efficiency HVAC systems; highly efficient lighting system; new hazardous materials facility improves safety and enables better control over chemicals; and increased site vegetation with native and adaptive plant species to reduce stormwater runoff.