Energy Advancement and Innovation Center
The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center will be co-located in the Innovation District with the Interdisciplinary Research Facility. The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center will be a hub for Ohio State faculty members, students, alumni, ENGIE Buckeye Operations researchers, local entrepreneurs and industry experts to work together on the next generation of smart energy systems, renewable energy and green mobility solutions. The total project budget is $48.4 million and now includes four floors. The project is a cornerstone of the university’s public-private partnership with Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) who has committed $50 million for the project, including $36.7 million toward design and construction costs.
Learn more about how Ohio State in investing in the spaces and places that empower collaboration by visiting Ohio State Environments.
The 66,000 square foot Energy Advancement and Innovation Center will encourage new diverse collaborations to propel the next generation of convergent energy research and technology incubation. The building will be designed in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Research Facility to ensure consistent design and site construction. Design will prioritize passive and active strategies to reduce energy usage. The project will include the installation of a direct current (DC) microgrid with future plans to install photovoltaics/solar panels on the roof.
The facility will include a 210-seat seminar room and a 96-seat cafe to serve the Innovation Center and nearby Interdisciplinary Research Facility. Additional building features include:
Approximately 8,000 square feet of dedicated lab space
25,000 square feet for collaborative learning and gathering space
1,500 square feet reserved for be smaller focused workspace
3,000 square feet shelled for program expansion
Learn more about the overall project vision by visiting the Ohio State Energy Partners website.
- BoT approvalFebruary 2019DesignSeptember 2019 – March 20212020
- BoT Construction ApprovalNovember 20202021
- ConstructionOctober 2021 – September 20232023
- Facility OpeningOctober 2023
Design Architect: Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects LLP
Architect of Record: Moody-Nolan, Inc.
Whiting-Turner & Corna Kokosing (joint venture)