Description - The New Steam Services Building Project consists of new construction located within the 600-acre site of the existing operational West Campus Steam Plant. The new 33,264 SF three (3) story mixed use office building with partial basement will predominantly serve the Steam Services Group that operates the existing Steam Plant as well as future tenants of the unfinished shell space. The building will consist of a 3,489 SF partial basement that will house the building’s MEP rooms. The first floor (9,925 SF) will showcase a lobby and reception area to greet visitors of both the new building and existing steam plant operations with an office, shop area and locker rooms behind. The second floor (9,925 SF) will largely accommodate a future open office space (2,749 SF) however, it will include a break room, training area, conference rooms and office space that will serve the Steam Plant personnel. Lastly, the third floor (9,925 SF) will largely consist of future open office space.
Description - This is an energy project that replaces the existing two Back Pressure Steam Turbines (BPST) which are over 50 years old with new more efficient BPSTs. The results will be increased electric production while decreasing the associated steam production. Project costs compared to estimated savings show less than 5.5 year payback.
Electric generation will increase 19,5000,000 kwhs annually
The new turbines decrease steam losses by 35,000,000 pounds annually
Annual GHG reduction is estimated at 10,800 MTCO
The annual energy savings in 2013 dollars is about $1.7 million