Energy Advancement and Innovation Center
The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center will be co-located in the West Campus Innovation District 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 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 in design and construction costs. Learn more about the overall project vision by visting the Ohio State Energy Partners website.
Learn more about how Ohio State in investing in the spaces and places that empower collaboration by visiting Ohio State Environments.
The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center will be designed in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Research Facility to ensure consistent design and site construction. The building will house incubation space for innovative energy development projects, a 225-seat seminar room and a 96-seat cafe. Design will prioritize passive and active strategies to reduce energy usage. Renewable energy supplied by a 24,000 square-foot solar array will reduce energy demand as much as possible.
- BoT approvalFebruary 2019DesignSeptember 2019 – March 20212020
- Anticipated BoT Construction ApprovalAugust 20202021
- ConstructionJune 2021 – March 20232023
- Facility OpeningJune 2023
Study/Planner: Smith-Miller + Hawkinson
AE/Design Architect: Moody-Nolan, Inc.
Whiting-Turner & Corna Kokosing (joint venture)