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A number of alternative energy technologies are being used in Walters Hall. A “green” roof and photovoltaic panels are both located on the lower roof of this building.

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    Walters Hall

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    Bioprocessing research installation

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    Monitoring a paper production run

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    Photovoltaic array on the Walters roof

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    Hands on instruction

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    Walters is a center for biofuels and bioproducts research

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    The steps to the "bridge" between Walters and Bray

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    Research in progress

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    Measurement device

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    A Carbonate fuel cell system provides a share of Walters' electricity

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    Preparing for a run on the large paper-making machine

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    Paper-making facility

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    A roll of paper

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    Student at work

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    Walters Hall - note the green tops of plants on the green roof

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    A large "green roof" helps reduce energy usage

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    Adding wood chips

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    Walters from 'the circle'

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    The "small" paper machine

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    Students at work

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    Monitoring a paper run

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    Research in bioprocess engineering

The green roof is a vegetated cover that aids in controlling storm water run-off and mitigating urban heat-island effects. It conserves building energy, reduces sound transmission, and creates a pleasant, aesthetic environment that can even provide wildlife habitat.

The 15.48 Kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) array mounted on the roof of Walters Hall produces approximately 1.5% of the electric power used by the College each year.

The Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering is located in Walters Hall, which is devoted to teaching and research in bioproducts, bioenergy, paper science, paper engineering, and allied fields. The building contains a semi-commercial paper mill for educational use.

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Walters Hall

Formal Name: J. Henry Walters Hall

Dedication Date: 1969

Gross Area: 85,560 SF

Original Cost: $2,598,000

Primary Use: Teaching; Research; Service

Program Units

Named Facilities

  • C. E. Libby Laboratory
  • Newark Group Paper Testing Laboratory

Program Support Facilities

  • Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • Climate Control Rooms

Specialized Equipment

  • Semi Commercial Paper Mill
  • Wastewater Treatment Lab
  • 12" paper machine
  • Atmospheric and Pressurized Refiners
  • Atmospheric and Pressurized Grinders
  • Digital and Analog Simulations