The renovation of Weber State University’s Social Science Building is almost complete, and it includes a second ground-coupled borefield integrated into the campus ground loop distribution. This borefield anchors the first major subzone and can either provide supplemental energy to the campus loop, or allow this end of campus to operate independently.
Speaking of campus ground loop, we’ve updated our integrated flow analysis model. As buildings are added or remodeled and more ground loops are integrated into the system, new flows and temperatures are demanded of the central ground loop system. The updated model ensures that adequate water is available at every building for both heating and cooling throughout the year.
At the Davis Campus, the indirect-direct evaporative cooling systems are so effective that Weber State dismantled and sold the central chillers, and now use only cooling tower water. We designed that system to have plenty of capacity to grow as the campus expands.
Weber State is committed to carbon neutrality, and Colvin Engineering is proud to have played an ongoing role in helping them achieve that goal.