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The 785 million Earth Energy Environment Center is scheduled to open on the Lawrence campus of the University of Kansas in 2017 University of Kansas
<p>The $78.5 million <span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Earth Energy Environment Center is scheduled to open on the Lawrence campus of the University of Kansas in 2017.</span></p>

Regents approve funding for University of Kansas construction projects

&nbsp;Earth Energy Environment Center will be built on Lawrence campus; Health Education Building will rise on the Medical Center campus in Kansas City

The Kansas Board of Regents has approved a plan to issue $88 million in revenue bonds for three University of Kansas (KU) construction projects.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the bonds will help pay for the Earth Energy Environment Center (EEEC) on the Lawrence campus and the Health Education Building and a parking garage on the university's Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan.

Construction is just underway on the $78.5 million EEEC. The 130,000-square-foot building is scheduled for completion in August 2017. KU has secured funding for the building with $41 million in private gifts, $12.5 million in university funds and $25 million in bond proceeds.

The Medical Center broke ground in August on its $75 million Health Education Building. It will house the interactive main teaching facility for the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. A $39.6 million, 2,160-space parking facility will be constructed adjacent to Health Education Building. Those projects are scheduled for completion in 2017.

The state will issue up to $24 million in Kansas Development Finance Authority Revenue Bonds for the Health Education Building and $39.6 million for the parking garage.

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