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Walters Hall

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.

  • Walters Hall

    Walters Hall

  • Professor with Bioprocess Machine

    Bioprocessing research installation

  • Paper Production

    Monitoring a paper production run

  • Solar Panels

    Photovoltaic array on the Walters roof

  • Instructor with Student

    Hands on instruction

  • Researcher Holding Jar

    Walters is a center for biofuels and bioproducts research

  • Bridge in Front of Walters

    The steps to the "bridge" between Walters and Bray

  • Research in Progress

    Research in progress

  • Measuring Device

    Measurement device

  • Carbonate Fuel Cell

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

  • Students with Paper-Making Machine

    Preparing for a run on the large paper-making machine

  • Paper-Making

    Paper-making facility

  • Roll of Paper

    A roll of paper

  • Student with Goggles

    Student at work

  • Walters Hall

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

  •  Purpe Flowers

    A large "green roof" helps reduce energy usage

  • Student Adding Wood Chips

    Adding wood chips

  • Walters Hall

    Walters from 'the circle'

  • Small Paper Making Machine

    The "small" paper machine

  • Students Researching

    Students at work

  • Student with Goggles

    Monitoring a paper run

  • Bioprocess Engineering Research

    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.

Senior Paper Run

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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