United Technologies has won a bid to build a fuel cell on Osborne Street to sell power to WCSU’s new science building.
The school isn’t buying the fuel cell. It isn’t paying to operate it or repair it. It has agreed to buy power from it to provide the science building with heat and power. UTC will own and operate the 400 kilowatt fuel cell on the lawn between the science building and Osborne Street.
The state-of-the-art, 122,000-square-foot science building, completed in 2005, houses the biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy and meteorology departments. The facility includes classrooms, lecture auditoria, a greenhouse, an observatory, the WCSU Weather Center and research laboratories, including the Boehringer Ingleheim Biochemistry Lab.
The new science building is the first state-funded building project to seek LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Council works to promote environmentally responsible and sustainable buildings.
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