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.

 


Wind

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

 

Wind diagram

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10,000 W max

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

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1,000 W max

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


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Total energy generated in:

Days


Unit

VAWT Wind Speed
and Direction

 

HAWT Wind Speed
and Direction

 

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