West Chester University, Geothermal Boiler-Chiller Replacement
West Chester University features a centrally operated, 16-MW geothermal system. Ground-source heat pumps replaced steam heat and chillers previously powered by fossil fuels, resulting in a 37-percent reduction in carbon emissions.
Recitation Hall is among the campus buildings tied into the network of ground-source heat pumps. For the boiler-chiller system replacement, Burns’ services included:
- Assessment of the building’s energy requirements.
- Integration into the campus’ geothermal energy system.
- Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural design.
The boiler-chiller replacement is scheduled to complete in 2023.< Back to Projects