The new 15 MWe cogeneration expansion at Yale University’s Sterling Power Plant in New Haven, Conn., was recognized with the 2012 Honor Award for design excellence and sustainability from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Connecticut chapter.
Designed by Charney Architects with Vanderweil Power Group, a division of Boston-based Vanderweil Engineers, the plant provides steam, chilled water, and electricity to Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital.
The new facility sits in an existing underground concrete structure formerly used to hold cold water. Converting Sterling to a cogeneration facility will enable the plant to simultaneously produce electrical and thermal energy similar to the Central Power Plant. The units will improve efficiency, saving up to 20,000 metric tons of carbon equivalent per year.
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