Central Heating Plant

C7A worked with the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (UMBA) to develop a new Central Heating Plant at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Typically, buildings of this type are comprised of an arrangement of enclosed facilities with large outlying tanks and equipment. However, given its prominent location on campus, C7A was charged with providing a strong architectural solution for UMass. The concept, developed in coordination with Vanderweil Engineers and the University, creates an entire complex, building and tank farm, tied together as a unified whole under a large roof and framework structure.

Central Heating Plant honored for efficiency

The Daily Collegian

The University of Massachusetts received the 2008 Pacesetter Plant Award from the “Combined Cycle Journal” at the beginning of the year for the new combined heat and power plant constructed near the Mullins Center. “For melding state-of-the-art energy conversion equipment, …

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The new face of power

Combined Cycle Journal

The University of Massachusetts Amherst recently closed a 60-yr-old coal-fired powerplant, as ordered by the state, and began serving its sprawling campus with a state-of-the-art gas-turbine-based energy center (Fig 1). Everyone who reads this journal knows what a powerplant is, …

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