Summary

The goal of this project was to create a public facility that provides educational learning opportunities about the lives of bees. The Tashjian Bee Pollination Center will aid the research efforts of the College of Food Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences. The Center houses a central exhibit area, gathering areas, and a honey house for extraction. The six (6) acre site will also include a pollinator garden with outdoor exhibition areas.

Sustainable Design Features:
  • Dedicated ventilation system with energy recovery and demand control ventilation
  • 0.8 KW PV array with infrastructure in place for 22 KW PV array
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Daylighting control
  • Plug load control
  • Component level energy monitoring (lights/ plug loads/ HVAC power/PV contribution)
  • Geothermal system with water-to-water heat pumps serving a radiant chilled/heated floor

Type
New Construction

Size
6,700 SF

Status
Completed 2016

Awards
2016 AIA Minnesota Honor Award Recipient

Step
Inside


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Environmental
Impact

MEPs Direct Impact
  • Project Energy Goal : 22 kBTU/SF/Yr
  • Designed to meet the State of Minnesota B3 Sustainability Standards