2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
When completed, the renovated 1960s building will have new energy efficient windows, zone air conditioning and heating, energy saving lighting, and humidity control for the herbarium collection. New lights in the auditorium will brighten exhibit space and the lobby will have a new reception area that permits the receptionists to see visitors as they enter rather than having their backs to the main doors.
The ‘official’ estimated completion date for this renovation project is late February, 2012. Having said that, if all continues to go as well as it has to date, the renovation may be completed as early as mid-winter 2011-2012. Even if true, it could take several months before inspections and preparations for the move back in are finalized. To be safe, we are projecting a move-in date of Spring 2012, hopefully before mid-April when our busy season begins.
Acting Associate Director Dr. Ramon Jordan is coordinating the renovation for the Arboretum and is happy to answer questions about the project via e-mail at Ramon.Jordan@ars.usda.gov.
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