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.


Heating, Cooling and Ventilation (HVAC)

Heating, cooling and ventilating a building like the science center can often require significant amounts of energy- from natural gas-fired boilers for heat, to electricity for air conditioners, fans and ventilation systems. The Cascade Meadow team designed a few key systems to work together to reduce the energy requirements for heating, cooling and ventilation. To see two of them in action, explore the links below.


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