Elmhurst University Project Wins Excellence in Engineering Technology Award From ASHRAE
Momentum is proud to announce the project team that delivered the Elmhurst University Boiler Decentralization & Chiller Plant project has won the ASHRAE Illinois Chapter’s Excellence in Engineering Technology award!
Elmhurst University went into the project with an aging central boiler and steam distribution system, as well as obsolete screw chillers and cooling towers.
The project team undertook a multi-year modernization effort that replaced the 55-year-old boiler system with a decentralized boiler system across 17 buildings. The modular boiler design and modern controls technology dramatically boosts reliability while cutting operating and maintenance costs. The old chillers and cooling towers were removed and replaced with modern centrifugal coolers on top of the old heating plant/new chiller plant.
Read more about the project here: Elmhurst University Boiler Plant Decentralization and Chiller Plant Relocation.
The end result is a heating and cooling system that enables variable capacity, allowing dramatically higher efficiency, especially in shoulder seasons, with a 32% reduction in therms. The new, efficient system also returned over 6% of the project value in rebates from local utility providers.
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Elmhurst University is a leading four-year institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Founded in 1871, Elmhurst now offers more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, more than 20 graduate and certificate programs in flexible formats, and the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with differing abilities. Elmhurst University is among the top-ranked colleges and universities in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report.