The construction of a new combined heating and chilled water plant at the University of New Hampshire began in July 2004. EMCOR Energy and Technologies, Inc. led the team for this design-build project, with O&G Industries as the Civil/Structural Contractor. The project was launched with the demolition of a building at the rear of the existing heating plant. The new 17,500 square-foot combined heating plant is supported by steel piles and features exterior walls of a precast brick veneer SlenderWall system.
The building houses a 7.9 MW, dual-fueled gas turbine and heat recovery steam generator. The 3,750 SF chilled water plant site required blasting and rock removal. It features two, 600-ton chillers and cooling towers. The building has a brick veneer with CMU backup. A louvered screen was installed to shield the cooling towers.