The University of Virginia at Charlottesville has over 18 million GSF on 1175 acres. The University is built on a district energy model, with three heat plants, eleven chiller plants, hundreds of miles of (steam, hot water, chilled water, potable water, sanitary, and stormwater) distribution, and an internal medium voltage electrical distribution grid anchored by three 35kV to 13kV substations.
Our mission is to provide a comfortable and safe environment for healing, research, and education.
The Energy and Utilities team is responsible for energy generation and distribution; and operation, maintenance, and renewal of the utilities infrastructure, with a strategic focus on safety, sustainability, and stewardship. This team's primary responsibility to ensure both present and future energy needs of the University Community are realized through the most reliable, resilient, sustainable and cost-effective plan. Minimizing fossil fuel consumption and integrating new and alternative energy generation and distribution technology with the existing infrastructure are strategic elements of this plan.