Steam Heats, Cools, Provides Electricity at Pioneering Vermont College
Middlebury College was founded in 1800 by Timothy Dwight, then President of Yale College. Middlebury College maintains its 200-year-old sense of history while taking advantage of the newest technologies for building comfort and energy use. Currently 36 buildings comprise 1.6 million square feet on the 350-acre campus. All receive heating service from a campus steam system. The system supplies heating, domestic hot water, laundry and steam for food service. All of the major building cooling on campus is done by Trane absorption equipment. A second 500-ton Trane absorption machine was installed to serve the Fine Arts Building when it was completed in 1991.