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The center's facilities and infrastructure support an array of research and educational activities. And for a state-of-the-science research building and overnight lodging for visiting scientists are underway.
VCU Rice Rivers Center educational building
The Walter L. Rice Education Building, situated on a bluff overlooking the James River, houses lecture and laboratory classrooms, a conference room and administrative offices, as well as an outdoor classroom pavilion.
The 4,900-square-foot education building was not only built at the highest level of green building standards, but is operated and maintained at the highest level of green building operations.
The award-winning building became the first LEED Platinum building in Virginia thanks to its array of features: geothermal heating and cooling, solar electrical power generation, sustainable building materials, a vegetated roof, advanced water recycling, rain gardens and landscaping with native species.