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Welcome to SEEC

NOTICE: Due to the information booth construction project on Colorado Avenue at Libby Drive, the Discovery Express bus route has changed effective 4/20/17 through 5/2/17.
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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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Public Visiting Scholar Seminar
21st Century Global Freshwater Security: Can it Exist and Can Scientists Communicate the Challenges?

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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2017 Spring Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
Deposition and degradation of semi-volatile halocarbons in glacial water on alpine and terminal glaciers in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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ENVS Brown Bag
When Does Information Matter? The Role of Knowledge in two Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Programs

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Discovery Express
Upcoming Arrivals



  • SEEC Café Specials

  • Monday: Chicken Noodle Soup and Jambalaya
  • Tuesday: Chicken Tortilla Soup and Carnitas
  • Wednesday: Lentil Soup and Patty Melt
  • Thursday: Cream of Broccoli Soup and Cranberry Chicken Salad Wrap
  • Friday: Vegetable Soup and Baked Mac & Cheese
  • 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