Mount Holyoke College Office of the President

Stepping into the central heating plant

Ever wonder how the campus is heated? Hint: It involves five hot fires, boiled water, a steam turbine generator set and an extensive network of underground pipes — aka the north and the south loops. The process generates seven percent of the College’s electricity.

Watch the video to learn more about the efficient role of the central heating plant, courtesy of Richard Bigelow, associate director and chief engineer of facilities management.

Full steam ahead!

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