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Welcome to SEEC

ANNOUNCEMENT: Additional visitor parking has been added! The new parking spaces are located in the westernmost row of the SEEC north parking lot. Parking is not permitted outside of designated areas at any time. Vehicles parked along the loop and entrance roads will be ticketed.

Located on the University of Colorado’s East Campus in Boulder, the university’s new Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC) brings together more than a dozen programs and industry partners under one roof. SEEC is home to some of the best minds in environmental and sustainability research at CU and in federal labs.

A new, LEED-certified building houses shared labs featuring a new generation of analytical instruments and synthesis capabilities not available elsewhere on CU’s campus. An adjoining 290,000 square-foot space has been refurbished for teaching, programs, collaborative work, and community connections. The complex is designed to generate interaction and collaboration, fostering chance encounters that can generate sparks of discovery.

Exterior landscape of SEEC/SEEL buildings

SEEC and SEEL Buildings

Upcoming Events

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SILC Community Discussion
Accelerators in the US – Boom or Bust and Why?

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Grad Student Talk
Biology and ecology of alpine plants and microbes

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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2017 Spring Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
Implications of Front Range wildfires for long-term source water protection

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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ENVS Brown Bag
Building livelihood resilience in semi-arid Kenya: what role does agroforestry play?

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Catherine Larkins retirement party
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Discovery Express
Upcoming Arrivals



Be diverse. Be inclusive. Be accepting. Be a welcoming Safe Space For Everyone. Be Boulder.

  • SEEC Café Specials

  • Monday: Cream of Broccoli Soup and Tuna Melt
  • Tuesday: Chicken Noodle Soup and Baked Rotini
  • Wednesday: Butternut Squash Quinoa Chili and Burgers
  • Thursday: Black Bean Soup and Enchilada Casserole
  • Friday: Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Small Soup $1.80 ~ Large Soup $3.69 ~ Lunch Special $5.50

Steering Partners


Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research

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Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute

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Environmental Engineering Program

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Environmental Studies Program

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Cooperative Institute in Research in Environmental Sciences

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Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

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Center of the American West

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Earth Lab

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The Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado