Reunion 2019 Schedule

Jun 21

Alumni College - Geothermal Under the Bald Spot

Geothermal Under the Bald Spot, presented by Martha Larson, Manager of Campus Energy and Sustainability

Friday, June 21st, 2019
10:00 – 11:00 am / Weitz Center for Creativity cinema

Martha Larson, Manager of Campus Energy and Sustainability, presents "Geothermal Under the Bald Spot? Utility Master Planning for the 21st Century." When it was constructed in 1910, Carleton's central utility plant incorporated the most current technologies of its time. One century later, the 2011 Climate Action Plan, 2012 Strategic Plan and 2014 Facilities Master Plan define goals and direction for decades of future campus growth and development. Combined with the need to address aging infrastructure, these plans present an opportunity to think creatively about the future of Carleton's central utilities. This presentation will provide an overview of utility master planning strategies that explore an ambitious transition to forward-looking technologies such as low-temperature hot water, heat pumps, and geothermal and solar thermal systems.

Sponsored by Reunion 2019. Contact: Michael Thompson, x4206