Greenhouse Construction Underway

Construction is underway at the site that will be home to Joliet Junior College’s new greenhouse facility. Contractors are doing site preparation including utility locates, tree removal, and installation of silt and construction fencing.

The building, which is the first project of the college’s $220 million master plan, features a multi-purpose classroom and three greenhouses (warm, cool, and cold) totaling 8,500 square feet with a passive ventilation system that reduces energy consumption.

“Yesterday, we reviewed computer technology that will be in the new greenhouses,” said Dr. Jim Ethridge, department chair of agriculture and horticulture, “The college will be proud of what we will have to offer the community in this new facility.”

Construction on the greenhouse facility is expected to finish in October 2009.

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