The Cold Regions Engineering Laboratory is a large walk-in freezer (100 square feet), officially residing in ENGR 222A. The temperature in the room is regulated and can be set as low as -20oC. The entrance of the freezer has a smaller anteroom (7 feet x 9 feet) that serves as an arctic entry and is kept at +4oC. The anteroom is also used as refrigerated storage. There is a computer controlled system in place that continuously monitors and records the temperature and humidity at two locations in the room. There are also several chest freezers available.
The lab's objective is to expand the understanding of engineering, infrastructure, and materials in cold climate regions. It houses a wide range of graduate and undergraduate projects in several disciplines, including Civil, Arctic, and Mechanical Engineering.