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University of Notre Dame – Long-Range Utilities Plan

Boldt was engaged by the renowned University of Notre Dame to help complete their long-range utilities plan, making the university more energy efficient and independent. The projects are ultimately responsible for the operation of the university’s production and distribution infrastructure as it relates to energy to heat, cool and power campus, requiring 24/7/365 operability to meet the campus energy needs. They include construction of new utilities and infrastructure and the conversion, upgrade and expansion of existing utilities.

The long-range utilities plan was delivered in three phases. The first phase was the expansion of a combustion turbine at the university’s power plant, adding two new combustion turbines. The second phase added 4,000 tons of additional chiller capacity and 2,000 tons of chilled water storage. The third phase stemmed from a review of the previous campus chilled water system that identified critical system deficiencies related to head pressure. To address these deficiencies, Boldt constructed a new station with a 12.47kV substation expansion and interconnection, and developed a 12.47kV class distribution system to operate alongside the existing 4.16kV system as well as providing redundant and high-pressure natural gas services

Client
University of Notre Dame
Location
Notre Dame, Indiana
Architect/Engineer
Karges-Faulconbridge, Inc.
Boldt Role
  • Construction Manager
  • General Contractor
Project Type
New construction / Renovation

Project Highlights

  • These Projects are ultimately responsible for the operation of the University’s production and distribution infrastructure as it relates to energy to heat, cool and power campus.
  • Communication and coordination with university maintenance and operations staff were critical as the utilities provide energy needs on a 24/7 basis.