The University at Buffalo GRoW Clean Energy Center

UB’s GRoW Clean Energy Center is officially open for use as a tour, meeting and event space for small groups.

Permanently situated at 150 Service Center Road on UB's North Campus, this ultra-energy-efficient demonstration home, originally built by students, faculty and staff for a national competition, is now serving as a clean energy education center. It is located on the edge of the 3,200-panel Solar Strand. 

The center’s design accommodates up to two dozen people. It comprises a conference room, a greenhouse and solarium called the GRoWlarium, a wraparound deck with outdoor seating, a kitchenette and a bathroom. Sliding open an accordion door turns the conference room into a presentation room, with seating for an additional audience in the adjacent GRoWlarium, which was originally designed to be used to grow food year-round. Its highly insulated walls and windows regulate temperatures during cold winters and hot summers.

Tours can also be provided by graduate students within UB Sustainability of both the Solar Strand and GRoW CEC for community and school groups.

Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance.

If you are a student, please reach out to Kayla Owen at to schedule arrangements.

GRoW home.

GRoW at the 2015 Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition.

GRoW Home.

GRoW at the 2015 Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition.