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Rebuilding University of Florida’s Underground Infrastructure

Summary At Campus Energy 2019 UF shared how it invested into a comprehensive assessment and documentation of its underground district energy assets in the form of a powerful GIS database. UF has since been successfully using this information to repair and rehabilitate its systems for improved...


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Blending Utility Distribution Systems into a Campus Environment

Summary Preserving campus aesthetics can be a challenge when replacing or installing new district energy systems. Institutions place a high value on the visual appeal of landscaping, and keeping that standard of quality is a priority. This discussion shows ideas for blending utility systems...


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Designing and Implementing an Ultra Efficient Chilled Water System at Wake Forest University

Summary Wake Forest University implemented a multi-phased approach to upgrading and optimizing its chilled water system across its 340-acre campus, served by two plants connected through a common hydraulic piping system. This presentation will outline and discuss the process and experiences...


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Beyond Coal - Ohio University's Transformation to Cleaner Fuels

Summary Ohio University made an aggressive commitment to its students and the community of Athens to discontinue coal use in its Lausche Heating Plant. Achieving this goal would require replacing its 50 year old coal fired boilers. This presentation shares the experience of how the promise...


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Generator HUB: the Critical Building We Hope to Never Use

Summary The hospital is rapidly expanding and needs emergency power to support numerous building projects. The restrictive site and the focus to maintain campus aesthetics and minimize noise to support patient comfort and recovery provided challenges for airflow, sound restrictions, and...


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University of Massachusetts, Amherst North Chiller Plant

Summary University of Massachusetts Amherst is the Commonwealths’ flagship campus and has been recognized for continuously incorporating sustainability principles into its district energy systems. The newest project known as the North Chiller Plant is prominently located in a visible portion...


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Ready for What If - We Own What?? How the University of Florida Documented 75 years of Underground A

Summary The University of Florida just finished assessing, documenting, and mapping thousands of underground district energy assets and tied all of the data together into one go-to resource using a Geographical Information System (GIS). Tying 3-D revit models, asset condition assessments and...


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Garbage In = Garbage Out; Understanding the Effects of Uncertainty

Summary Operators and engineers rely heavily on the data provided by their meters, gauges, and other field devices. It is their eyes and ears to the condition of their systems. Not realizing if this data is faulty, exposes the systems to not only inefficient operation, but potentially...


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Migrating from Unitary Chilled Water to Centralized Distribution at the University of Georgia

Summary The University of Georgia has a long history of providing conditioned space via chilled water. The campus has evolved through various chilled water systems including individual building chillers, connected buildings with simple controls, regional pumping and distribution systems, and...


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Understanding the Impacts on US and Canadian Case Studies

Summary LEED Version 4 is now the current version of LEED for all new projects. LEED V4 brings many changes for interested district energy systems such as the forced phase-out of CFC’s, the ability to meet prerequisites with district energy alone, and more stringent energy requirements....

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