University of Florida Campus Features Dispersed Chiller Plant With Central Control
By any measure, the University of Florida in Gainesville is large. Its enrollment of 46,000 is one of the 10 largest on a single campus in the country. Its faculty of over 4,000 is one of the largest in the southeastern U.S. And its campus, encompassing 2,000 acres and over 200 academic buildings within the city of Gainesville, is enormous. Because of the campus location in central Florida, building cooling is essential. An interesting feature of the campus cooling system philosophy is the decision to rely on area chilled water plants throughout the campus, rather than either a single central plant or individual units for buildings.