The utility systems at colleges and universities located in environments with appreciable cooling degree days often face a combination of challenges driven by campus densification and load growth, inadequately funded infrastructure renewal budgets, aggressive carbon reduction targets, and ever increasing annual costs for water, sewer, electric power and cooling. This presentation describes a methodology to quantify the often complex inter-relationships between campus water, electric energy and air conditioning demand. A case study is used to demonstrate impacts currently available distributed water reclamation technology can have on both campus utility operations and the water and wastewater infrastructure in surrounding community. This story of water and energy flow from source to site is intended to provide insight to those with an interest in prudent planning of both near term and long range investments in power, water, cooling plant and distribution.
Henry Johnstone, GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.
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