To develop a nationally renowned center that can be used to develop the
thinking and the workforce necessary to meet state and regional
environmental demands of the future.
To provide flexible applied research space that can be used to house
public and private initiatives in environmental science and engineering
To provide space that can house a center for technology transfer and
distance learning to support education at Northern Arizona University and
the State of Arizona.
To design and construct a high performance building that can be used to
showcase Northern Arizona’s environmental expertise and improve the
University’s image as a “new economy” educational institution.