Dec. 19, 2022
Contact: Uriah Orland, 573-882-6212, firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Missouri Combined Cooling Heat and Power Plant (CCHP) is revving up for its 100th anniversary on Jan. 3, 2023. CCHP is a strong partner in the university’s sustainability efforts.
Here are 10 facts about CCHP and sustainability at Mizzou:
- The plant provides steam, electricity, drinking water, chilled water and utility distribution to more than 16 million gross square feet of campus buildings.
- There are more than 26 miles of underground piping systems on campus that provide heating, sterilization, cooling, humidification and other thermal energy uses.
- There are five pumping stations across campus that distribute drinking water to storage reservoirs where the water is disinfected and then pumped through a 30-mile piping system to campus buildings.
- Up to 40% of the energy MU uses each year comes from renewable sources that include biomass, wind power and solar.
- The transition to renewable biomass and cleaner natural gas has reduced MU’s use of coal by 97% since 2008.
- All new university buildings and renovations include lighting that is 100% LED.
- MU has lowered its annual greenhouse gas emissions by more than 62% since 2008.
- Water consumption at MU has dropped 52% in the past 20 years thanks to more efficient fixtures, changes in cooling systems and new technologies to reuse and recycle water.
- MU ranked No. 10 among the EPA’s Top 30 On-Site Generation partners and No. 22 among EPA’s top 30 College & University Partners in October 2022.
- MU was recognized in 2017 by the EPA’s Green Power Partnership as a national leader in the application of renewable energy serving the campus.