Duke trustees approve steam plant renovation
The Duke University Board of Trustees on Saturday approved a $20 million renovation of the 1929 steam plant on Campus Drive, which will give the university and medical center more steam-producing capacity and provide a cleaner-burning alternative to coal.Posted — Updated
“This project is reviving the East Campus Steam Plant in order to provide additional steam capacity to meet the needs of our expanding campus,” said John Noonan, associate vice president for facilities at Duke. “It has been incorporated into a campuswide plan, so it fits in with what will happen on Campus Drive over the long term.”
Last summer, President Richard H. Brodhead signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, and appointed a committee of students, faculty and staff to develop a plan to reach the goal of making Duke’s campus climate-neutral.
The project will begin this summer and will be completed in the fall of 2009.