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The Fontaine Central Energy & Utility Plant

The Fontaine Central Energy Plant and underground utility distribution will initially serve thermal utilities (i.e., heating and cooling) to the new Institute of Biotechnology and will be expandable to serve other buildings in the Fontaine Research Park. The first phase includes the construction of an approximately 19,000-square-foot building, associated service yard, and utility distribution system. The Fontaine Central Energy Plant will demonstrate the University's commitment to being a leader in next generation district energy systems, utilizing thermal energy generation and distribution technology including geothermal storage, low-temperature hot water distribution, and heat recovery chillers. The use of these technologies will make this the first “zero combustion” fossil fuel free central energy plant on Grounds.

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John Marshall, Project Manager

Chris Pouncey, Construction Administration Manager