Greenhouse Facility

Greenhouse
 

Completion Date: Winter 2009

Highlights

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

  • First JJC master plan project completed
  • The nearly 9.000 sq. ft. building features a multi-purpose classroom, faculty office space and three greenhouses
  • LEED-registered features include:
    • - Rainwater harvesting system
    • - Highly efficient plumbing, lighting and mechanical systems
    • - High recycled content building materials
    • - Compact building footprint
    • - Passive ventilation system that reduces energy consumption
    • - An energy reflective roof surface to reflect solar energy and reduce cooling load
    • - Mechanically ventilated operable roofs
    • - Computer-controlled greenhouse system

Stories, Photos and Videos

Fall 2010
Connections Magazine article: Greenhouse Facility Opening Marks Master Plan Milestone

4/16/10
Greenhouse Facility Grand Opening

4/13/10
PHOTO GALLERY: Greenhouse Grand Opening

1/19/10
JJC's New LEED Greenhouse Complete

4/24/09
Greenhouse Construction Underway

4/9/09
JJC Breaks Ground for First New Facility in Master Plan

3/31/09
Groundbreaking for New Greenhouse Facility March 31