Dartmouth Green Energy Project (USA) – A leader in improving global sustainability and overcoming the challenges of climate change

Date: 17 December 2020

Planners are considering a portfolio of sustainable energy solutions

Work has continued on the Dartmouth Green Energy Project during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative to improve energy resiliency, sustainability, and efficiency on campus by replacing the institution's century-old central steam-heat system with new energy generation and distribution systems has broadened to include the investigation of a number of energy systems.

The pandemic and its economic fallout have given Dartmouth officials time to evaluate all aspects of the energy project, which has three major components—developing new heat-generation options to replace use of No. 6 fuel oil in the central heating plant; converting the distribution system that delivers heat from the plant to campus buildings from a steam-heat system to a high-efficiency hot-water system; and converting buildings to using hot water, improving overall efficiency.


Construction continues at the Center for Engineering and Computer Science, at right.
The green-coloured walls in the distance are at the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, also under construction.
Both facilities will be heated by the new hot-water distribution system.
(Photo by Robert Gill)

 
Read the latest update on the project and full article here