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Welcome to SEEC

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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Ice Cream for Chemical Solvent Recycling
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Boulder County Colorado Renewable Energy Society (BCRES)
BCRES Speaker Series

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Fluid Mechanics Research Symposium
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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RMACC High Performance Computing Symposium
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (8/17/2017)
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IPCC Seminar
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Discovery Express
Upcoming Arrivals



  • SEEC Café Specials

  • Monday: Chicken Noodle Soup and Jambalaya
  • Tuesday: Cream of Mushroom Soup and Chicken Masala
  • Wednesday: Chicken Tortilla Soup and South of the Border Burger
  • Thursday: Coconut Lentil Stew and Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Friday: Vegetable Soup and Potato Vindaloo
  • 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