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CSU Spur campus wins sustainability award

By District Energy posted 07-18-2023 07:07




Colorado State University’s Spur campus in Denver has received a 2023 Excellence in Sustainability Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

CSU Spur is part of a broad redevelopment effort at the National Western Center in north Denver. The site is bounded by a section of the South Platte River that had long been inaccessible because of above-ground sewer pipes running beside it. These pipes, which have now been buried, created an opportunity to build a sewer-heat recovery system. The resulting system, the largest of its kind in North America, meets 90% of the heating and cooling needs of the three CSU Spur buildings and one additional building at the center, and will provide heating and cooling for at least two additional buildings when the redevelopment project is complete. 

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