The Louisiana State University (LSU) board of supervisors has approved a plan for modernizing the energy plants, distribution systems and building mechanical systems at the university’s main campus in Baton Rouge, La.
LSU said the modernization initiative will address the university’s increased energy demands, assist in achieving operational efficiencies and provide improved levels of service within the university’s current budget. The utilities modernization will impact 493 buildings and 15.06 million square feet of classroom, labs and administrative space.
The project will enlist the help of both Enwave Energy and LA Energy Partners.
“We are pleased to reach this monumental agreement, which is projected to save LSU and the State of Louisiana approximately $90 million over the next 30 years,” said Robert Dampf, chair of the LSU Board of Supervisors. “Both LA Energy Partners and Enwave bring outstanding technical, financial, operational and developme