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.
Read the latest update on the project and full article here