Completion of the first three phases of the contract was accomplished by CMS, and included the construction of a chilled-water plant built from the savings achieved from two retrofit contracts. The total contract is worth $43 million.
Orfeo Kostrencich, administrative manager of the University of Utah, said, “CMS Viron is providing facility upgrades that will cost about $21 million and will lower energy costs by about 27%.
“Those excess savings on the retrofitted buildings will pay for the construction of a high-temperature water heating facility for the central plant. It was essential for the university to have this retrofit and high-temperature water plant complete in time for next year’s heating season.”
Publication date: 02/26/2001