Honorable Mention - SCUP Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component

Brown University

Thermal Efficiency Project
Brown University - Thermal Efficiency Project
Jury Comments
“. . . role model for many institutions struggling with aging infrastructure . . . strong case study on energy conservation . . .”


    • Site – 146 acres; Building – 6.4 million sq ft
    • Goal to achieve net-zero by 2040.


The driving goals of the project were to upgrade some of the campus district heating network components that were exceeding their useful service life and to put Brown on track to meeting its 2020 emission reduction goal.

Project Team

Ecosystem; Facilities Management and Office of Sustainability; Office of the Provost; Office of the President