The University of Washington's new West Campus Utility Plant (WCUP) has received an Envision Gold award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). The Envision system rates sustainable infrastructure projects across the full range of environmental, social, and economic impacts.
The recently completed plant near the corner of University Way and Pacific Street provides cooling and emergency power to energy-intensive research buildings in the southwestern corner of the University of Washington campus, and will accommodate the expected growth and development of the West campus area called for in the campus master plan. The plant incorporates many sustainability features in its operations and interaction with the surrounding landscape.
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