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Environmental Research Building

Formerly known as Center for Environmental Sciences and Economic Development (CESED)

Environmental Research Building conceptual rendering
Environmental Research Building under construction

Environmental Research Building finished construction

Located along University Drive next to the engineering complex, the Environmental Research Building will be home to Boise State’s departments of Geosciences, Civil Engineering, Public Policy and Administration and Political Science. It will support a Western agenda on the environment, transportation, water, land use and community and regional planning, and bring together many of the state’s experts in these areas.

Numerous energy saving strategies have been incorporated into the project, including a variable-air volume HVAC system with high efficiency condensing hot-water boilers, increased wall and roof insulation, high-efficiency windows, and a low window-wall ratio. The building was intensively energy modeled and energy costs are expected to be 35 percent lower than a baseline building that meets current energy codes.

Construction Start Date:
Spring 2009

Construction Completion Date: Late Spring 2011

May 6, 2009
June 3, 2011
Moving In
July 18, 2011
ERB makes Idaho Business Review’s "2011 Idaho’s Top Projects"

Check out the Webcam and view the progress of construction from June 2009 to November 2010 here.