Greenhouse Facility 

(Above: JJC's new greenhouse facility)

Joliet Junior College is the first community college in the nation to have a LEED-registered greenhouse.

Completed in December 2009, the new greenhouse facility is the first project to be built as part of the college’s master plan. It features a multi-purpose classroom and three greenhouses totaling nearly 9,000 square feet.

The LEED-registered project also features a rainwater harvesting system, passive ventilation system that reduces energy consumption, and an energy reflective roof surface to reflect solar energy and reduce cooling loads.

Greenhouse Features

  • Mechanically ventilated operable roofs
  • Passive cooling system
  • Computer-controlled greenhouse system

Educational Facility Features

  • Multipurpose classroom
  • Faculty office space
  • Greenhouse support spaces

LEED Features

  • Rainwater harvesting system
  • Water efficient plumbing fixtures
  • Energy efficient mechanical systems and lighting
  • High recycled content building materials
  • Energy reflective roof surface (High SRI value) to reflect solar energy and reduce cooling loads
  • Compact footprint for less impact to the site
  • Use of existing site features like the parking lot to reduce materials required to construct the project

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Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: (815) 729-9020