Energy Advancement and Innovation Center

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.

Additional Information

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.

 

 

Project Timeline

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2023

 

Project Team

Project Manager 
Brendan Flaherty

Project Accountant
Jasmine Myles

Consultants
Study/Planner: Smith-Miller + Hawkinson
AE/Design Architect: Moody-Nolan, Inc.

Construction Manager
Whiting-Turner & Corna Kokosing (joint venture)