The staff of Energy Services, housed in the Central Plant, does work that varies from the campus' 'low-tech' older, two- and four-pipe steam and chiller systems to the new 'high-tech' cogeneration system. [See MTSU and Cogeneration]
The Central Plant is the center of the utility infrastructure, providing chilled water, high temperature hot water, and 24-hour monitoring, for its customers: students, faculty, staff, and administration.
Energy Services has the following goals:
- Produce and distribute steam and chilled water for various uses in the major campus buildings
- Provide comfortable temperature levels conducive to positive and healthful living and learning environments
- Maintain energy conservation and comfort controlling equipment in proper working order
- Conserve energy where possible without sacrificing the comfort of the campus community