July 31, 2020

ENR New England Recognizes Boston College, Central Heating Plant Upgrade & Expansion as a Best Project Winner

This project was recognized as the 2020 ENR New England Best Project winner in the Energy/Industrial category.

CannonDesign acted as the full-service A/E design team on the project. Our partners included Nitsch Engineering (civil engineering) and GeoInsight (environmental consultants) as well as design phase collaboration with Consigli Construction, as the construction manager.

This renovation/addition to the college’s existing central heating plant expanded the facility to allow for the replacement of existing boilers and supporting infrastructure that exceeded their useful life, and to allow for the addition of new units to increase the college’s capacity and redundancy.

“This upgrade utilizes the latest combustion technology to maximize efficiency and greatly reduce emissions related to the campus steam network. It is also a great example of integrated design blending the boiler plant addition and new stack into the context of the historic Chestnut Hill neighborhood,” said Lynne Deninger, AIA, LEED AP, CannonDesign principal and project manager. “We were glad we could help our long-standing Boston College client continue to meet the campus’ energy demands for the next 40+ years.”

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