About This Project

University of Colorado at Boulder 
Boulder, Colorado 
In progress 
Date completed: 
Projected winter 2014 

Project partners:

Lutz, Daily & Brain, LLC
Consulting Engineers 
The RMH Group
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering 
LOA Architecture 
Project Architects 
JE Dunn Construction 
Construction Manager/General Contractor 

A highly visible campus-wide project underway at the University of Colorado Boulder will help cement the university’s reputation as being a true leader in sustainability and an innovator in efforts to reduce carbon emission. Project partners are leading the design effort to upgrade the utility infrastructure serving the entire CU-Boulder main campus that will greatly improve energy efficiency and slash carbon emission. The multi-phased project is anticipated to be fully operational by winter 2014 and is comprised of three main elements:

  • Construction of a new heating and cooling plant that will be known as the East District Energy Plant (EDEP) and will serve as a showcase for energy efficient concepts
  • Renovation of the existing 102-year-old Powerhouse (to be renamed the West District Energy Plant, or WDEP)
  • Interconnection of the two plants with new and upgraded distribution systems