Salem Community College - Cogeneration Facility
Carney's Point, New Jersey
The Design Collaborative developed a single central plant solution to meet the needs of the Salem Community College’s function as a Red Cross Refuge Facility, failing ground source wells, energy deficient buildings and to reduce the overall energy used by the campus. The cogeneration facility will use clean burning, gas fired Capstone micro turbines to produce electricity. Waste heat will be recovered from the micro turbines, and piped to a gas fired Thermax absorption chiller, which will use the waste heat as its primary energy source to produce chilled water for air conditioning. A campus piping system was installed to interconnect remote buildings with the central plant facility. The Design Collaborative also designed the 2,500 square foot steel building to house the central plant.