Completed and Cancelled Projects

Chemistry Building and Willard H. Dow Laboratory Chiller Replacement

Overview

The chiller plant that serves the Chemistry Building and Willard H. Dow Laboratory is located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Building and was constructed in 1988. One of the plant’s three steam absorption chillers failed and was replaced with an electric chiller in 2010. This project will replace the two remaining absorption chillers and associated infrastructure with new electric chillers, pumps, piping, controls, and a new electrical substation. Based on the present costs for steam and electricity, the two new chillers will result in an estimated $600,000 annual savings compared with the existing chillers.