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Lynn’s Central Energy Plant to provide chilled water for campus air conditioning

The new plant is the cornerstone of Lynn’s $10.7 million energy efficiency program
Lynn’s Central Energy Plant to provide chilled water for campus air conditioning

Published Aug. 14, 2013

Lynn University’s Central Energy Plant is among the numerous summer construction projects underway on campus. Once complete, the new plant will be the key component of Lynn’s comprehensive $10.7 million energy efficiency program – the largest single-phase university project of its kind in Florida. The effort is designed to ensure 30 percent utilities reduction, among other sustainable benefits.

the plant will:

  • provide chilled water for air conditioning throughout campus
  • improve campus energy efficiency with new equipment in support of Lynn's Going Green initiatives
  • expand the current chilled water loop to serve the entire campus
  • replace existing campus electric service from FPL with new underground lines
  • expand and meet future campus growth and chilled water needs

Some of its features:

  • A viewing window highlights the chiller equipment and piping for teaching purposes.
  • Maintenance and aesthetics of the equipment will be simplified by using color-coded piping.
  • The project includes a 20-foot sidewalk with shade trees to serve as a new north/south spine on campus.

Construction on the 4,632 square foot building is scheduled to be complete this fall and will feature two 650-ton chillers with the ability to expand to three 1,000-ton chillers as Lynn’s campus continues to grow.

See photos of the plant under construction on Flickr.