University leaders sought a way to modernize aging energy infrastructure originally built in the 1920’s while providing additional resiliency, adding redundancy, and lowering emissions to its 270-acre main campus which serves more than 22,000 students. Additionally, this plant also provides services to two local hospitals and a second University campus.
CenTrio took a collaborative, phased approach to develop a tailored solution that uncovered and prioritized the University’s key goals for the utility system that is uniquely tailored to address the short- and long-term objectives of the University structured to achieve University affordability targets.
The solution included a deferred upfront payment, annual investment in the utility system, and a modernization plan that provides significant upgrades that enhances resiliency, reliability, and redundancy. The 40-year project will improve operational efficiencies, lower carbon emissions, and generateenergy savings, while incorporating learning opportunities through a new Campus Sustainability Lab.