Campus Emergency Back-Up Generator Rehabilitation Project
In the event of a storm or event which disrupts or causes loss of power on the campus, we rely on our emergency back-up generators. Our existing generators in the Mechanical Services building were at the end of their useful life.
These generators provide emergency power, lighting, fire alarms, as well as power to the building’s fire pumps, in our academic buildings on the Plaza. This allows for safe evacuation of our students and faculty in such events and also provides services to our fire protection systems in the building.
A project was initiated to replace the old and aging generators with new ones. The new generators that are more energy efficient, sized to include the additional loads of our new CMFT building, as well as allowing us to provide power to the building’s telecommunications closets.
Lead Agency / State University Construction Fund
Design / OLA Consulting Engineers, PC
Contractor / Northeast Generator Company
Budget / $2.8mil