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Iowa State University eyes $14 million to replace coal boilers with natural gas

The Gazette Summary Iowa State University wants to spend $12 million to $14 million to replace its two remaining coal-fired boilers with natural gas-fired boilers — effectively ending the campus’ use of coal. Although Iowa State plans to pay for the project — scheduled for Board of Regents...

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The Evolution of a Campus Chilled Water Distribution System

Summary Iowa State University developed a need to increase chilled water capacity on their west campus. This project installed a pair of a new 24-inch chilled water mains on the western portion of the campus under Bissell Road. By maintaining a utility master plan, ISU was able to leverage...


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Increased Capacity and Increased Savings: How the Changing Utility Market Impacted Expansion of a 15-year-old Chiller Plant

Summary In 2003, NV5 teamed with Iowa State University to design a satellite chiller plant that housed one 4,000-ton steam turbine chiller with provisions to install an identical chiller. In 2016, additional chiller tonnage was required to support a fast-growing campus and the favorable...