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RFP: Thompson Rivers University puts two "high priority" buildings out to market, to be built

By District Energy posted 05-21-2024 05:14

  

Castanet Kamloops.net

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Two “high priority” buildings set to be constructed on Thompson Rivers University’s campus are now out to market and in search of a construction manager.

According to a Request for Proposal from the university, drawings and specifications for TRU’s $22-million Indigenous Education Centre are predicted to be ready for tender by the end of October while the project is currently in the design development phase.

A new low carbon district energy system building and mechanical retrofits are now tender-ready.

The new system of air-source and water-source heat pumps will provide heat and hot water to buildings across campus, including the Indigenous Education Centre. Existing natural-gas boilers will be decommissioned once the system is connected.

TRU partnered with Vancouver-based Creative Energy who will operate the system on campus. Creative Energy will fit out the heat generating plant within the LCDES building, install an underground heating water distribution system and energy transfer stations.

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