Meet the one-of-a-kind Greer Environmental Sciences Center at Virginia Wesleyan University, named as a tribute to School President, Billy Greer. This highly advanced facility will serve as a cornerstone to the environmental sciences program and incorporates many environmentally-friendly features within its construction. The 40,000 square-foot sustainable structure features a geothermal ground-source heat exchange, which transfers heat both to and from the earth itself for heating and cooling. Photo-voltaic panels are integrated into the building to provide solar power, and a small-scale wind turbine harnesses the kinetic energy of the wind. Once completed, the LEED Gold Certified Greer Environmental Sciences Center will demonstrate how natural energy can be used practically and efficiently, making a measurable difference in our natural world.
The center is scheduled for completion August 1, 2017.