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University of Florida

Veterinary Medicine Facility, Central Plant Replacement Study

Gainesville, FL

Located in the northeast corner of the College of Vet Med campus, the new Central Plant is a 20,000 SF building containing electrical power, steam, and chilled water generation assets.  The Central Plant includes a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system consisting of a natural gas-fired reciprocating engine generator coupled with a heat recovery steam generator, a boiler plant for supplemental steam generation, and a chilled water plant.

Generated electricity is fed back into the campus electrical grid at Substation 6 using new underground electrical duct banks.New underground steam and chilled water distribution piping supplies the Vet Med campus. New natural gas piping is installed from a Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) pipeline.  

New natural gas distribution piping is installed to serve two existing buildings on the UF campus.

  • Natural Gas-fired Reciprocating Engine Generator
  • Heat Recovery Steam Generator
  • Boiler Plant for Supplemental Steam Generation
  • Chilled Water Plant
  • Steam and Chilled Water Distribution Piping
  • Natural Gas Piping 


20,000 SF


University of Florida


University of Florida




Power / Education