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Green Building Initiatives

WCROC Administration Building Remodel & Renewable Energy Addition

Renewable Energy Research & Demonstration Center

The University of Minnesota and the West Central Research and Outreach Center are committed to all aspects of renewable energy and sustainable living. During the 2008 legislative session, the West Central Research and Outreach Center's Renewable Energy Building Addition received funding from the state legislature and was completed in the summer of 2010. This project was intended to be a model for sustainable building design, demonstrate renewable energy technologies and obtain a LEED Silver Certification. Click for information on the LEED features of this building.

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UMM Welcome Center

Gateway Center East Elevation

The renovation of the existing Community Services building (formally the West Central School of Agriculture engineering building) transformed an historic building with "good bones" into a highly functional Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified gateway to the University of Minnesota, Morris.

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UMM Green Prairie Living and Learning Community

Green Prairie L&L Community

Planning is now underway to build a new residential life facility at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The Green Prairie Learning and Living Community will provide contemporary undergraduate student housing for approximately 80 students in suite-style dwellings.

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