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Completed Facilities Projects

Central Utility Plant


Project Overview

The Central Utility Plant (CUP) at the Anschutz Medical Campus is designed to generate steam and chilled water to heat and cool all campus buildings and those at The Children's Hospital. Steam and chilled water is fed from the CUP into the mechanical piping in the campus distribution loop.

It was built in 2003 using the same "just in time" philosophy as the campus infrastructure project: While the original project constructed a building that will house enough boilers to generate 600,000 pounds per hour of fixed firm capacity (FFC) and 18,000 tons FFC of chilled water.The original project only installed chillers to serve the first phase of development and incorporated the relocation of four boilers from the relatively new existing US Army heating plant to reduce future cost.

The first expansion occurred in 2004 with the addition of 4,000 tons of chilled water to serve the added cooling needs of several new buildings at a cost of $4.1 million.

The second expansion occurred in 2007 and added 8,800 tons (firm fixed capacity) to serve the cooling needs of The Children's Hospital, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion (AIP) Phase 2, AIP base expansion, the Health Sciences Library, Education 1, Education 2 North & South, Academic Office 1 and the Research 1 North & South buildings, at a cost of $14.9 million.

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Project Manager

Ken Neeper, 303-724-0749

Project Architect

Honeywell Building Solutions/ SES

General Contractor

Honeywell Building Solutions/ SES

Gross Square Footage


Project Cost

$47.5 million

Project Completion

July 2007

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