Lakeland’s Bio-Energy Centre is currently under construction. The 2400 square foot main building includes an attached 360 square foot solarium/greenhouse. The main building incorporates space for a dedicated lab, a large open multi-use space, a mechanical room, and a mezzanine area that can accommodate future office development. The open area can accommodate larger equipment and provides workspace for modifying or repairing equipment, and the building itself provides an opportunity to evaluate heating alternatives and potential for heat storage. The solarium area is constructed using passive solar greenhouse technology to provide three-season growing capability without additional heat. The greenhouse also acts as a solar thermal collector, providing a source of heat that can be transferred to the main building area.