In 1964,

the university installed two chillers that were the first to provide air conditioning to UNL's campus and the state capitol. After operating for 47 years, the original equipment has reached the end of its useful life and it is time to replace it with more efficient chillers.

In April, the university began disassembling the two original chillers at the Utility Plant on City Campus. The new equipment will use energy more economically than the original chillers.

The project includes the installation of new pumps and filters to accommodate the new equipment. The filters will provide better system efficiency by removing air and dirt from the water to improve the effectiveness of pumping and transferring heat to the water. The installation of the new equipment is expected to be done in June 2012.

rendering of proposed utilit plant changes

Pictoral showing new screen wall addition in front of chiller building