When SESI first came online in 2015, a number of residences on the far East side of campus were not included in the system. This year, the system has added additional hot water loops that allow heating and cooling from the facility to serve locations farther away from the facility. Five buildings in the Escondido Village complex--Studio 2, Quillen, Blackwelder, Hoskins, and McFarland--were brought onto the campus hot water system, as the first to transition from direct gas meter service to utility hot water. This transition eliminates fossil fuel combustion emissions from residential areas, and is expected to save approximately 40% in energy consumption. The project allowed for the removal of more than 10% of natural gas consumption that remains on campus.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020