South Campus Central Plant - Reducing CMC's Carbon Footprint
The construction of the central plant on the south edge of our campus along the Sixth Street corridor allows the College to fold several mechanical improvements into one project. Major objectives include the consolidation of very old and inefficient comfort heating and cooling scattered throughout the Mid-Quad area into one modern, energy efficient plant, the addition of cooling to existing residence halls which currently don’t have cooling at the lowest energy usage/cost possible, the reduction of the carbon footprint of the College by providing the greatest possible diversity of mechanical load and the reduction of the current and future energy consumption of the College.
Also acknowledged is the fact that the visual impact along the public right-of-way needed to be mitigated. The current work contained within the Central Plant portion of the Sixth Street Improvement Plan proposal addresses the concerns of the city of Claremont and improves the existing condition regarding the visual aesthetic (landscape/hardscape), pedestrian lighting and path of travel improvements.