Planning for Higher Education Journal

Revisiting the Campus Power Dilemma

A Case Study
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From Volume 42 Number 1 | October–December 2013
By Michael Anthony, Patricia Koman, Max Storto
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Many on-site generators on college and university campuses may be avoided with no loss in backup power availability when a district energy system is used as the normal source of power. This has obvious benefit in terms of site impact and the reduction in greenhouse gases. In many cases, this backup power will be less expensive and more reliable than a system of building-specific on-site generators. Getting this possibility driven into the engineering culture and financial balance sheets is the hard part.

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