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UVA Board Approves Site Plan for Manning Institute of Biotechnology

By District Energy posted 03-03-2023 08:49


University of Virginia


The University of Virginia Board of Visitors’ Buildings and Grounds Committee on Thursday reviewed and approved the sites for additions to a long-term master plan for the Fontaine Research Park, including a biotechnology institute, a parking garage, a central energy plant and road modifications.

“The Fontaine Central Energy Plant will demonstrate the University’s commitment to being a leader in next-generation district energy systems, utilizing thermal energy generation and distribution technology including geothermal storage, low-temp hot water distribution and heat recovery chillers,” said Paul Zmick, director of energy and utilities at the University. “The use of these technologies will make this the first ‘zero combustion’ fossil-fuel-free Central Energy Plant on Grounds.”

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