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Women in Energy Site Visit: Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus Central Energy Plant

Past Event

September 21, 2018

10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women is excited to invite you to tour the Central Energy Plant of Columbia University’s new Manhattanville Campus.  The tour will be led by Michael Haeser, Manhattanville’s Director of District Energy System, and Sejal Shah, Manhattanville’s Manager of District Energy Systems. It will start from the courtyard in front of the Lenfest Center for the Arts where participants will be introduced to the buildings the plant currently supports, then we will go down to the Central Energy Plant. We will walk through the control rooms and learn about the different systems that monitor the equipment (boiler/chiller). The group will then walk through the plants where Michael and Sejal will discuss what the boiler and chiller do and what other pieces of equipment the plant uses to ensure a smooth operation. They will also provide details on the refrigeration cycle, free cooling, steam, condensate, efficiency, and sustainability.  This event is open to current female grad students.  Space is extremely limited therefore please register only if you can commit to attending the site visit.  If you RSVP and can no longer attend, please email me at least three days in advance. If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected]