Courtesy Oklahoma State University.
Courtesy Local Energy.
Courtesy Northwind Phoenix.
William C. Witter Fitness Education Center
The Biodesign Institute - Building A
1Oklahoma State University
System started: Steam, 1948; electricity,
1948; chilled water, 1975.
2Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe, N.M.
System started: First phase of hot and chilled-water systems online August 1988.
3Arizona State University
System started: May 2006 by Northwind
Services provided: Steam for space heating
and electricity generation; chilled water for air
Buildings on system: Steam, 65; chilled water,
83; electricity, 22. (Power plant can serve all 22
buildings but not simultaneously; remaining
power furnished by electric service company.)
Most unique building on system: Old Central,
the first building on campus, constructed in 1894.
Housed 10,200-sq-ft of classrooms, auditorium,
library, reading room, laboratories and artificial
gas lights. As campus grew, abandoned as an
academic venue and came under auspices of
Oklahoma Historical Society. On National Register
of Historic Places since 1971. Plans under way for
Best area tourist attraction: Athletic Center/
Gallagher-Iba Arena, originally built in late 1930s
as 4-H building, takes both steam and chilled
water. Home to OSU wrestling and basketball
programs, which have claimed national championships. Major building expansion in late 1990s
doubled seating capacity to 13,611. New higher
roof was constructed while the old roof remained
in place, allowing events to continue uninterrupted
as project progressed.
Services provided: Hot water for space heating
from two natural-gas heating plants. Automated
biomass boiler to be installed fall 2007; will displace
99 percent of utility gas purchases. Four centrifugal
chillers provide cooling; new adsorption chiller
scheduled spring 2008 for cooling with biomass.
Buildings on system: William C. Witter Fitness
Education Center, classroom and lab spaces in
main building, Fine Arts Center and Instructional
Technology Center. Swimming pools to be connected fall 2007. Remote Early Childhood Development Center not served by system but has its
own biomass boiler.
Most unique building on system: The
124,000-sq-ft William C. Witter Fitness Education
Center, a facility with three-court gymnasium,
indoor track, two swimming pools, weight room
and locker room. Wellness Center features Bod
Pod, which uses air instead of water to calculate
body fat and lean muscle mass percentages.
Best area tourist attraction: The Saint Francis
Cathedral, commissioned by Archbishop Lamy in
1869, took more than 15 years to complete. Still
maintained by the archdiocese of Santa Fe and
houses many religious relics.
Services provided: Sun Devil Energy Center,
combined heat and power system: 80,000 lb of
steam for space heating, bio-tech equipment and
kitchen equipment; 10,000 tons of chilled water
to help meet 25,000-ton air-conditioning needs; 8
MW electricity, which provides about 15 percent
of ASU’s total electrical needs.
Buildings on system: 82.
Most unique building on system: Two new
state-of-the-art Biodesign Institute buildings
named A & B that comprise more than 350,000
sq ft of state-of-the-art science and nanotechnology research. Building A was first world-class,
Grade-A, self-contained, flexible and dedicated
research facility on any of ASU’s campuses; focuses
on research leading to such real-world developments as plant-based vaccines that can be easily
grown and distributed in third-world countries,
enhanced pharmaceuticals, etc. Building B provides space for neural rehabilitation and neural
interface and brain control research. Both buildings
feature open, flexible interiors that encourage
research collaboration and let the building adapt
to fit specific project needs. Total construction
cost: approx. $150 million.
Best area tourist attraction: Mill Street
nightlife – restaurants and bars – on northwest
corner of ASU campus.
Technical Tours Part of Annual Conference. Tour the Sun Devil Energy Center Northwind
CHP at Arizona State University as well as Northwind Phoenix’s Convention Center Plant June 20, 2007.