I-Square opening 9,000 square foot educational center

A visitor riding a Spinning Bike in the Eco Gym that generates power for the Net Zero Energy Building. (Photo: I-Square) 

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHAM) - A local business has announced the opening of a two-story, 9,000 square foot educational center located in Irondequoit during the holiday season.

I-Square will open The Imaginarium, a Net-Zero-Energy (NZE) Educational Center for Art and Science. The mission of the new center is to showcase sustainability practices and to demonstrate the safe and practical use of proven renewable energy sources available in the region.

The Imaginarium uses geothermal heating, cooling and ventilating systems, and generates electricity on site from solar panels, wind turbines, and electricity-generating exercise equipment. The center also features a vertical greenhouse with a hydropower demonstration area, an art gallery, education space, and a real-time dashboard showing building energy performance.

The Imaginarium will be open to the public beginning Tuesday, December 26 and its hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Local art students and artists will be showcasing their artwork for the opening and will be on display until January 27th .

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