Clean Technologies Building First Slated For 3M SF UW West Campus Development
The Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Technologies is the first building slated for a new 3M SF development in the University of Washington’s West Campus. The CAMCET center, a collaboration between the University of Washington and its Clean Energy Institute, is set to be complete in late 2022 or at some time in 2023.
The 340K SF building will house space for research, learning and cleantech prototyping, testing and validating. It will also offer space for organizations aligned with UW’s clean energy innovation mission.
“UW and its Clean Energy Institute have helped establish Washington as a leader in clean energy innovation and the CAMCET building will catapult Washington to even greater heights,” Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement. “With this center, our students will get the best education and prepare for jobs of the future, while our cleantech companies will grow and create good jobs for our economy.”
In January 2018, the Washington state legislature allocated $20M to UW to establish CAMCET. In addition to the Clean Energy Institute, the building will also house the Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry, and Technology; a wet, dry and computational lab space for advanced materials and clean energy research and training; market-rate leasable research and collaboration spaces; and seminar, event and conference room spaces and meeting rooms.
Subject to UW Regents’ approval, UW will seek a developer for CAMCET this year. Construction is set to begin in 2020.
Kevin Klustner was recently named executive director of CAMCET. He has held a variety of executive roles with technology and cleantech companies, including Powerit Solutions, Verdium and WRQ.
“UW is a powerhouse in advanced materials and clean energy research and development,” Klustner said. “CAMCET will connect these UW researchers with local and global industry and nonprofit partners to bring critical clean technologies to the world. CAMCET, and West Campus at-large, represents a new model for buildings on campus that will greatly benefit our students, faculty, and region and I’m proud to help lead this effort.”