MEP was hired as a consultant to provide analysis and design for the utilization of geothermal energy to manage the heating and cooling needs for the campus. The geothermal system located on the Western campus features two Bore fields; the first is a vertical Bore field (315 Bores) located under a Matt Pond Loop field (133 Loops) for optimal utilization of green space on the campus.

Engineering Design Services include:
  • Review the implementation options available to address the needs of additional buildings on campus
  • Program verification for the proposed Mechanical Geothermal HVAC Systems including the new Western Campus District Energy Station
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Design Services for the first portion of the proposed new Geothermal Well Field
  • Bore field design included all vertical heat exchangers, latera, and loop piping up to centralized vaults, including manifold header system with vaults
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Design for the new Energy Station Plant, including chillers, pumps, piping, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, power distribution, and lighting
  • Energy Model for new residence and dining hall buildings (Western Campus)
  • Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for new geothermal CEO chiller options
  • Cooling load analysis for the Maplestreet Station HVAC
  • Create 3-D Revit® model for new geo central energy plant
  • Engineering design for bore field expansion to a total of 700 Bores
  • Engineering Schematic Design & Space Planning for Phase 2 of GEP Buildout

Geothermal Campus Conversion

748,318 SF / 15 Buildings

Phase 1 Completed in 2014 / Phase 2 Completed 2017