New for 2014: a high-tech research greenhouse

Crowning achievement

The University’s new greenhouse — the Plant Environmental Center — sits atop the Building for Environmental Research and Teaching (BERT). Energy-efficient and outfitted with computerized climate controls, the facility can tailor contrasting environments for six concurrent research projects. Credit: Photos by Mike Cohea/Brown University

With advanced temperature and lighting controls and six separate rooms for research, the University’s new greenhouse on the roof of the freshly renovated Building for Environmental Research and Teaching will make new kinds of plant research possible in 2014. Plants and people are moving in and the final preparations are underway.