Tagged: Combined Heat and Power Plant

In the News: Sustainable Design and Construction

The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center (EAIC), along with the Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP), will contribute to Ohio State's sustainability goals, according to a recent article by The Lantern.

"It's not just one thing in a building... it's a living, breathing structure," said Kristin Poldemann, associate vice president of Facilities Design and Construction, about the EAIC. The facility will prioritize multiple passive and active strategies to reduce energy consumption, including through the use of a solar roof and translucent wall panels.

In the News: Cannon Phase Two Begins in January, CHP Updates

Columbus Business First recently highlighted major construction updates occurring on Ohio State's Columbus campus. Among those include the naming of MasTec as the new contractor for the Combined Heat and Power Plant. In addition, Cannon Drive Phase Two, kicks off in January 2023. The project will rebuild the roadway between John Herrick Drive and Woody Hayes Drive at its current elevation and construct a certified ODNR flood protection levee.

In the News: Active Construction Changes Traffic Patterns on Game Days

Fans are back in Ohio Stadium this fall as the Buckeyes make another run toward the College Football Playoffs.

For a winning fan experience, The Ohio State University is encouraging attendees to allow additional time to get in and out of the stadium area as traffic and parking changes may cause delays.

New Traffic Patterns

We all love scarlet and gray, but there’s a sea of orange on campus as Ohio State invests in the future of teaching, learning and research. Major construction projects are changing the way most Buckeyes will navigate campus – so allow extra travel time, be cautious near construction zones, and look out for your fellow Buckeyes. Watch to learn more on what areas to avoid and how to get around safely. READ MORE

District Heating and Cooling Loop Work to Begin

Ohio State is committed to sustainability and recently released a plan to reduce its carbon emissions by 55% by 2030. To advance these efforts, the university sought and recently obtained approval from the Ohio Power Siting Board to build a Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) that will provide a new source of heat and electricity to campus via a District Heating and Cooling Loop (DHC).

The CHP is expected to cut carbon emissions by more than 30% in its first full year of operation and is the university’s largest singular action to achieve emissions reductions.

In the News: OSU Gets Approval to Build CHP

As reported by Columbus Underground, the Ohio Power Siting Board has approved a proposal from The Ohio State University to build a combined heat and power plant on its main campus.

The project will be located on at the northeast corner of Tharp Street and Herrick Drive. "We are pleased with the Ohio Power Siting Board’s decision," university spokesperson Dan Hedman told the outlet. "This is positive news as the Combined Heat and Power Plant will support the campus core and is expected to cut carbon emissions by more than 30% in its first full year of operations."

In the News: Ohio State Gains Approval for CHP

As reported by The Lantern, the Ohio Power Siting Board approved the construction, operation and maintenance of a natural-gas power plant Thursday, September 17. The Combined Heat and Power Plant is a $278 million project.

University spokesperson Dan Hedman told The Lantern that the plant will cut carbon emissions by more than 30 percent in its first year of operation while providing energy-efficient electricity, heating and cooling to Ohio State’s campus.

In the News: Ohio State seeks approval for heat and power plant

According to The Columbus Dispatch, The Ohio State University is seeking Ohio Power and Siting Board approval for a combined heat and power plant.

The outlet wrote that the combined heat and power plant is expected to reduce the university’s carbon emissions by 35% in its first full year of operations, Ohio State spokesman Dan Hedman said. The plant is also needed to support planned facilities such as a new inpatient hospital and buildings that will make up Ohio State’s West Campus Innovation District.

In the News: Ohio State kicks off 'historic' $2.4B in construction driven by master plan

Columbus Business First reports that Ohio State has approved a $2.37 billion 5-year capital plan to support Framework 2.0 and the university's strategic plan. It is an historic number for Ohio State as the university delivers on major projects identified in the campus master plan.

As reported by the outlet, classroom and laboratory buildings make up 47% of the new projects, and 39% are for OSU Wexner Medical Center.

“That’s really a healthy balance,” said Jay Kasey, Ohio State's senior vice president in the Office of Administration and Planning.

In the News: University sees sustainability improvements from energy partnership

Two years into a 50-year partnership, The Ohio State University continues to see improvement in its energy management and sustainability through tangible initiatives such as smart metering and lighting upgrades. Future improvements, including a Combined Heat and Power plant, promise to make an even bigger impact.

On July 6, 2017, Ohio State transferred operation of utility systems that deliver heating, cooling and electricity at the Columbus campus to ENGIE Buckeye Operations on behalf of Ohio State Energy Partners.