The Roseville Utility Exploration Center works with partners to promote education to students, residents and businesses of Roseville and surrounding communities about energy and water conservation, stormwater quality and waste reduction to ensure the long-term quality of life, health and well-being of our community.
Created out of the city's belief that sustainability is a principle to live by, the Exploration Center is a one-of-a-kind environmental learning center focused on bringing visitors information on protecting natural resources in a fun, engaging way. Topics covered include energy efficiency, renewable technology, water conservation and recycling.
The Exploration Center is housed within the Martha Riley Library building, which was recently awarded Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first building in Placer County to be so honored. Designed for active community use, the center provides a lively combination of hands-on exhibits with a Learning Lab for demonstrations, presentations and workshops. Future plans include an outdoor extension called the Ideascape, which will feature exhibits on water-wise landscaping, irrigation and construction innovations, solar energy, watershed protection and more.