The project upgraded the college's existing chiller plant, including the installation of new chillers and reconfiguration of one existing chiller. The total cooling capacity of the plant was increased to support campus expansion and renovation. The new chiller plant saves 4.67 million kWh per year compared to the old plant: a 50% cut in annual electricity consumption. The resulting reduction in CO2 emissions -- 5,577 tons of CO2 per year -- is the equivalent of removing 923 cars from the road.
|2009 Excellence in Engineering Award, ASHRAE Illinois Chapter|