WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCE?
College, university, municipal, industry and government agency energy professionals seeking practical
and innovative energy solutions
Planners, architects and engineers involved in real estate and building energy systems
Consultants, manufacturers and service providers seeking insight to
Energy professionals involved in large central plants, utilities and
Policy and energy efficiency advocates interested in successful approaches to complex issues
Register at www.districtenergy.org/calendar.htm.
TECHNICAL TOURS INFORMATION
NORTHWEST SCIENCE BUILDING
The Northwest Science Building, a laboratory facility
with 210,000 sq ft above ground and 260,000 sq ft
below ground, was recently constructed for collaborative
research and teaching along with office space, classrooms,
seminar rooms, collection space, teaching laboratories,
and a district chilled water plant and electrical substation.
The underground chilled water plant is designed for up
to five chillers with a total installed capacity of up to
12,500 tons. Three 2,500 ton electric centrifugal chillers
were installed during initial construction. The plant
interconnects with Harvard’s existing chilled water
distribution piping network and is located approximately
67 feet below grade.
The electrical substation, the newest of several 13.8kV
switching/distribution substations that supply Harvard’s
electric microgrid, is located approximately 43 feet below
BLACKSTONE STEAM PLANT
The Blackstone Steam Plant houses four water-tube, utility
grade boilers – two 1930 vintage 100,000 pound per
hour boilers and two 1962 vintage 200,000 pound per
hour boilers – all operating at 400 psig steam pressure
and all dual-fuel capable (natural gas/fuel oil). Harvard
purchased the plant in 2003 from the local utility. There
is a project underway to replace one of the 1930 boilers
with a new 150,000 pound /hour boiler (scheduled for
commissioning in January 2008). To enhance overall
plant efficiencies, cogeneration will be added.
46 BLACKSTONE STREET
The three-building complex at 46 Blackstone St, which
now houses University Operations Services, has earned
Platinum LEED rating for a renovation. Adjacent to the
Blackstone Steam Plant near the Charles River, 46
Blackstone’s century-old structures are now a showcase
of sustainable building practices.
Delegates Welcome Dinner
on Wed., Feb. 13
We invite you to join us for a relaxed din-
ner event at Fenway Park, one of America’s
most beloved and historic ballparks and
home of the 2007 World Series Champion
Boston Red Sox.