The Crop Research and Bioenergy Building includes:
- 2,400 square feet of space
- an attached 360 square foot solarium/greenhouse.
- space for a dedicated lab, a large multi-use space, a mechanical room, and a mezzanine area. This open area accommodates larger equipment and provides workspace for modifying or repairing equipment
The building itself provides an opportunity to evaluate heating alternatives and potential for heat storage. The greenhouse also acts as a solar thermal collector, providing a source
of heat that is transferred to the main building area.
The solarium area uses passive solar greenhouse technology. This means a three-season growing capability without additional heat.