For decades, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have sought to improve how we understand and engage with our environment. Today, the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC) is a catalyst for students, researchers, professionals, and community members to build a resilient future together. Completed in the spring of 2016, SEEC is a national hub for learning, research, and innovation that will help address the global energy and environmental challenges we collectively face.

SEEC brings together under a single roof some of the best minds in environmental and sustainability research at CU and in federal labs. A new, LEED-certified building houses shared labs featuring a new generation of analytical instruments and synthesis capabilities not available elsewhere on CU’s campus. An adjoining 290,000 square-foot space has been refurbished for teaching, programs, collaborative work, and community connections. The complex is designed to generate interaction and collaboration, fostering chance encounters that can generate sparks of discovery.

SEEC is a flagship for CU’s environmental cluster, bringing together a community of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty educators and government researchers, industry analysts, and citizens. It co-locates researchers and programs who were once scattered among 17 CU buildings—many of which have outdated features that render them increasingly unsuitable for cutting-edge teaching and research.

Rare for a building on a university campus, SEEC hosts federal laboratories whose energy and environment researchers benefit from immediate proximity to CU’s world-class investigators. Their presence in the complex helps CU-Boulder researchers obtain federal grants and connect better with national innovation priorities.

SEEC partners include:

University of Colorado Boulder

Affiliated Entities and Federal Agencies

Visit the SEEC website for more information.