Cascade Meadow

Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center
2900 19th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 252-8133

Material Choices

Dig deeper into some of the key material choices we made as we built the Science Center, from the floors to the roofs.


Integrated Building Design

Making better, more sustainable buildings takes more than energy efficient light bulbs. Learn about key areas of our building's design.



Cascade Meadow generates power with two different wind turbines: a vertical axis turbine and a horizontal axis turbine.


Wind diagram


10,000 W max

10,000 W
8,000 W
6,000 W
4,000 W
2,000 W


1,000 W max

1,000 W
800 W
600 W
400 W
200 W


Total energy generated in:



VAWT Wind Speed
and Direction


HAWT Wind Speed
and Direction


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