Eastern Illinois University Renewable Energy Center

May 11, 2019

About McKenna John J Architect

McKenna John J Architect is a renowned architecture firm specializing in Heavy Industry and Engineering. With years of experience, our team of talented professionals combines innovative design concepts with industry expertise to deliver exceptional projects across various sectors.

Introduction to Eastern Illinois University Renewable Energy Center

Based in the heart of Illinois, the Eastern Illinois University Renewable Energy Center is a groundbreaking project that highlights the progressive approach toward sustainable architecture and renewable energy integration. Designed by McKenna John J Architect, this state-of-the-art facility serves as a hub for research, education, and innovation in the field of renewable energy.

Promoting Sustainable Design

At McKenna John J Architect, we understand the importance of sustainable design in today's world. The Eastern Illinois University Renewable Energy Center represents our commitment to creating sustainable spaces that minimize environmental impact while maximizing efficiency. The center incorporates advanced eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient systems, and renewable energy sources to achieve a reduced carbon footprint.

Integration of Cutting-Edge Technology

The Eastern Illinois University Renewable Energy Center showcases the seamless integration of cutting-edge technology to harness the power of renewable energy. Through the utilization of solar panels, wind turbines, and geothermal systems, the center generates clean energy to meet its own power demands while also contributing to the surrounding environment. This innovative approach demonstrates how technology and sustainability can coexist harmoniously in the built environment.

Dedicated to Research and Education

As a research and education facility, the Eastern Illinois University Renewable Energy Center plays a pivotal role in advancing knowledge and understanding in the renewable energy sector. It serves as a collaborative platform for students, researchers, and industry professionals to explore and develop innovative solutions for a sustainable future.

Research Initiatives

The center fosters research initiatives aimed at discovering novel approaches to renewable energy generation, storage, and utilization. These initiatives encompass various disciplines ranging from engineering and physics to environmental sciences and architecture. The research outcomes contribute to the overall body of knowledge and drive advancements in the field.

Education and Outreach Programs

Recognizing the importance of education in creating a sustainable future, the Eastern Illinois University Renewable Energy Center offers a range of educational programs and outreach activities. These programs aim to inspire and empower individuals of all ages to explore the potential of renewable energy, encouraging them to become advocates for a greener tomorrow.

Architectural Design and Features

The architectural design of the Eastern Illinois University Renewable Energy Center exemplifies the fusion of functionality, aesthetics, and sustainable principles. The building's sleek and modern design seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings, emphasizing a connection to the environment.

Sustainability Features

Each aspect of the center's design incorporates sustainability features that contribute to its overall efficiency. From energy-efficient lighting systems and passive heating and cooling strategies to rainwater harvesting and smart building automation, every detail has been carefully considered to minimize environmental impact.

Collaborative Spaces

The Eastern Illinois University Renewable Energy Center provides ample collaborative spaces, including research laboratories, classrooms, and communal areas. These spaces are intentionally designed to foster creativity, knowledge sharing, and interdisciplinary collaboration among students, faculty, and industry professionals.


The Eastern Illinois University Renewable Energy Center, designed by McKenna John J Architect, sets a new standard for sustainable architecture in the context of heavy industry and engineering. Its innovative design, integration of cutting-edge technology, and dedication to research and education make it a standout project in the field of renewable energy. By prioritizing sustainability and pushing the boundaries of design, this center serves as a beacon of hope for a greener and more sustainable future.

Mark Hopkinson
Great initiative! ♻️ Excited to see how the Eastern Illinois University Renewable Energy Center thrives! 🌍🌱
Oct 4, 2023
P Kowal
The attention to environmental impact is evident in this admirable project.
Sep 27, 2023
Lucas Schelkens
An example of excellent integration of engineering and architectural expertise.
Sep 25, 2023
Shannon Ruelle
The design reflects a profound dedication to environmental sustainability.
Sep 21, 2023
Joanna Whittle
Promoting a sustainable future through the transformative power of architecture.
Sep 6, 2023
Michael Kielborn
This build is a beacon of hope for sustainable architectural practices.
Aug 31, 2023
Eric Cantor
Sustainable architecture that's both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally responsible.
Aug 18, 2023
The project's emphasis on sustainable design is truly commendable.
Aug 2, 2023
Antoine Martel
An exemplary showcase of how architecture can pave the way for sustainability.
Jul 31, 2023
Beryl Cowan
Kudos to McKenna John J Architect for leading the way in sustainable architecture.
Jul 29, 2023
Juan Gutierrez
This project reflects a harmonious balance between aesthetics and functionality.
Jul 22, 2023
Hannsjorg Baum
The holistic approach to sustainability in architecture is truly inspiring.
Jul 16, 2023
Randy Schaffner
An embodiment of environmental awareness through architectural brilliance.
Jul 13, 2023
Marilyn Probstfeld
The dedication to environmental sustainability is deeply impressive.
Jul 5, 2023
Paul Heald
Esteemed architectural firm setting the bar high for sustainable construction.
May 31, 2023
Brad Hallford
The project's focus on renewable energy sources is praiseworthy.
May 12, 2023
Jonathan Nemeth
The architectural design is stunning! Great work.
Apr 29, 2023
Alex Kiernan
An inspiring display of architectural excellence with a focus on sustainability.
Mar 5, 2023
Ed Newton
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Feb 24, 2023
Timothy Findlay
This project exemplifies the transformative potential of sustainable architecture.
Jan 29, 2023
Dale Hexom
An impressive demonstration of sustainable design principles.
Jan 28, 2023
Lia Belilos
The synergy of engineering and design excellence is palpable in this project.
Jan 26, 2023
Kathleen McCollum
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Jan 20, 2023
Prabesh Pokharel
The architectural firm's contribution to sustainable development is praiseworthy.
Jan 15, 2023
I Marshall
Kudos to the talented team behind this innovative project!
Nov 24, 2022
Paul Lovell
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Nov 8, 2022
Michael Malamphy
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Oct 21, 2022
Jamie Adams
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Oct 15, 2022
Steve Guastella
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Sep 18, 2022
Karly Topkis
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Sep 10, 2022
Lorri Anderson
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Sep 1, 2022
Stephany Spencer-Burge
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Aug 27, 2022
Marko Schneider
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Jul 21, 2022
Zane Uhland
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May 2, 2022
Mina Abdelsayed
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Apr 28, 2022
Wayne Atherton
The meticulous attention to sustainability is truly commendable.
Apr 19, 2022
Gregg Mease
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Apr 6, 2022
Brent Wegner
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Mar 15, 2022
Jameson Oyer
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Mar 11, 2022
Shengjie Provided
The impressive union of functionality and sustainability in architecture.
Mar 3, 2022
6 stars out of 5 for the forward-thinking approach towards sustainable architecture.
Feb 9, 2022
Jill Dequaine
Impressive project. The blend of engineering and design is exceptional.
Feb 7, 2022
Francesca Allen
A testament to the potential of architectural innovation in promoting sustainability.
Jan 24, 2022
Drew Harris
Kudos to the team for championing sustainable architectural practices.
Jan 23, 2022
Mindy Roth
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Jan 22, 2022
McKenna John J Architect's dedication to heavy industry projects is laudable.
Jan 19, 2022
April Christie
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Jan 17, 2022
Dan Moore
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Dec 22, 2021
Sonia Hunt
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Nov 9, 2021
Head Kensington
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Nov 3, 2021
Caroline Mytton
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Nov 1, 2021
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Oct 31, 2021
Courtney Smith
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Oct 16, 2021
Mark Hallamore
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Oct 14, 2021
Veronica Pacaoan
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Sep 21, 2021
John Heller
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Sep 19, 2021
Tim Byers
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Sep 12, 2021
Smitty Locklear
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Aug 11, 2021
Luke Degrand
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Jul 16, 2021
Simba Machiridza
The world needs more architectural projects like this!
Jun 25, 2021
Dheeraj Rajput
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Jun 19, 2021
Daniel Reber
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Jun 18, 2021
Janine Franklin
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May 30, 2021
Paul Meehan
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May 29, 2021
Luz Saude
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May 21, 2021
Dejan Pelzel
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Apr 13, 2021
Looking forward to seeing more sustainable architecture like this.
Mar 9, 2021
Michael Kravit
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Feb 18, 2021
Kimberly Butt
A testament to the potential of renewable energy in modern architecture.
Feb 14, 2021
Not Provided
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Feb 11, 2021
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Feb 4, 2021
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Jan 31, 2021
Victor Kueh
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Dec 11, 2020
Ryan Borrosso
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Dec 5, 2020
Chantal Brennan
A step in the right direction for eco-friendly architectural practices.
Dec 2, 2020
John Buchanan
The architectural industry needs more initiatives like this.
Nov 26, 2020
Miro Yaghi
An exemplary illustration of how sustainable architecture can redefine our future.
Nov 7, 2020
Tada Tun
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Nov 3, 2020
Marc Belanger
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Nov 2, 2020
Rachel Kelley
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Oct 18, 2020
Lee Blunden
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Oct 4, 2020
Paul Lewis
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Sep 4, 2020
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Aug 27, 2020
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Aug 26, 2020
Ming-I Peng
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Aug 18, 2020
Em Tai
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Aug 17, 2020
Tammey George
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May 25, 2020
Peter Goode
Pioneering the path towards a greener and more sustainable future.
May 13, 2020
There Null
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May 2, 2020
Lindsay Weickert
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Apr 25, 2020
Vickie Kuebler
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Apr 6, 2020
Kirn Kernelli
A standing ovation for the team's commitment to sustainable architectural practices.
Mar 27, 2020
Peter Malinis
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Feb 17, 2020
Keith Roland
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Feb 5, 2020
Steve Provided
A remarkable showcase of architectural brilliance and environmental consciousness.
Dec 9, 2019
Susan Thompson
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Dec 7, 2019
Rebekah Thompson
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Nov 28, 2019
Dallas Sanchez
The incorporation of renewable energy sources is commendable.
Nov 17, 2019
Jess Bianconi
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Nov 7, 2019
Blaine Leroy
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Oct 18, 2019
Casey Kleinman
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Oct 9, 2019
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Sep 10, 2019
Ruchi Liyanage
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Aug 17, 2019
Eiren Stewart
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Jul 12, 2019
Karen Jones
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Jul 4, 2019
Chris Pateras
The incorporation of renewable energy signifies a positive shift towards sustainability.
May 28, 2019
Alycia Bradley
The architectural beauty of sustainability in action.
May 17, 2019
Sherry Targeson
Kudos to the team for their commitment to environmental stewardship.
May 13, 2019