Cheyney University in Pennsylvania recently held the ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new science center. It is the first new academic building on the Cheyney University campus in 30 years. The 40,000-square-foot structure houses chemistry, biology, physics, and computer laboratories, seminar and lecture rooms, faculty offices, a planetarium, and an external greenhouse.
The building utilizes energy-saving daylighting, a demonstration green roof, rain water/gray water recycling, a rain garden, and highly efficient mechanical systems. Professors will be able to use the building’s design and systems as a teaching tool for students, as the building is designed to embody sustainability.
The center cost $23 million.