University of Colorado Campus Utility System

Project Details

University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
$31,900,000 (~$5.7 Million under budget)
98,047 sq. ft.
Date Completed:
Project Partners:

S.A. Miro, Inc.
Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers
Lutz, Daily & Brain
RMH Group
Mundus Bishop
JE Dunn Construction

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
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