East Energy Station - Phase I of Utility Master Plan
Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
After many years of investigation, decision-making and complex formulation, Carleton College created a Utility Master Plan to span the next 100 years. Phase I of the College's utility overhaul includes the coordination of heating and cooling with new construction.
The East Energy Station (EES) is a large ground-source heating and cooling system built below Carleton's new Integrated Science Complex. The floor of the EES is constructed 32 feet below ground. It houses the main equipment for the campus-wide geothermal heating and cooling system. Because the geothermal system connects to both the heating and the air conditioning systems, it can add, remove, and re-purpose heat as needed to balance heating and cooling loads within the science buildings and other connected loads.