Wednesday April 16, 2014 0 commentsFORT COLLINS - The Powerhouse Energy Campus at Colorado State University, 430 N. College Ave. in downtown Fort Collins, will hold a grand opening ceremony on April 17.
The ceremony, from 3-5 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Keynote speakers are Pasquale D. Gambatese, director of energy policy in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force; and Gerard Ostheimer, sustainable bioenergy lead at United Nations Sustainable Energy for All.
The ceremony will include a reception, student poster session and tours. The Neenan Company, which oversaw the design and construction of the Powerhouse, will also have information about the project.
The Powerhouse Campus includes the old Fort Collins Power Plant, CSU Engines and Energy Conversion Lab, and a new 65,000-square-foot addition.
Construction of the $18.5 million expansion began in October 2012. The new facility includes many custom-designed, energy-efficient features such as specialized LED lighting, a rooftop solar array and a cooling system that does not use traditional air conditioning.
Free parking for the ceremony is located immediately south of the Powerhouse across the train tracks.