Plant Growth Research Facility greenhouse exterior

University of Minnesota | Plant Growth Research Facility

Planting new roots with B3 sustainability.

Facts & Stats



University of Minnesota


Market Type

Higher Education

Two diamonds

Square Footage

12,000 SF



Minneapolis, Minnesota


Completion Date



Global Impact Stat

4 Separate biome environments

Our team delivered mechanical, electrical, fire protection, plumbing, technology systems and energy modeling services for the mechanical and electrical infrastructure serving the new greenhouse. The design of the greenhouse posed a unique challenge as it had to accommodate the diverse environmental conditions for the different biomes in the greenhouse, and also allow for future adaptability to alternative biomes.

This project adhered to the B3 sustainability requirements, and we leveraged our energy modeling expertise to help the owner make informed decisions on mechanical system types, glazing options, and B3 compliance documentation. Despite its modest size of 12,000 square feet, the Plant Growth Research Facility offered an intricate and complex challenge that MCE was thrilled to take on.

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