Chilled Water Plant dedicated
At the plant dedication and opening are, from left:
Chris Bard and Bill Fanning (Fanning, Bard, Tatum Architects),
Dr. F. Chris Garcia, Larry Willard, Julie Weaks Gutierrez,
Howard Mock, Jaynes Corporation, Mary Vosevich, director,
Physical Plant Department, Shad James, Jaynes Corporation,
and Jeff Easton, chief executive officer, Lobo Energy,
Inc. Photo by Steve Carr.
F. Chris Garcia, Vice President for Business and Finance Julie
Weaks-Gutierrez and Larry Willard, Regent president and chairman
of the board of Lobo Energy, Inc., were among the dignitaries
in attendance at the dedication of the Lomas Chilled Water Plant
19,000-square-foot facility will provide cooling to satisfy
campus needs well into the future.
completion of the Lomas Chilled Water Plant and distribution
lines marks the completion of the first of three projects to
upgrade and renew the utility infrastructure at the University,
said Mary Vosevich, director, UNM Physical Plant. This
chiller plant provides us with reliable capacity to cool the
campus effectively, and will also provide cooling capacity for
UNM for the next 20 years.
Chiller Plant houses state-of-the-art Trane electric chillers
with a current capacity of 7,300 tons and a future capacity
of 11,300 tons. The plant was funded entirely through UNM Revenue
Bond Series 2001. UNM will retire the utility services cost
reduction through new efficiencies and energy conservation.
No state funding was requested for these utility projects.
Plant boasts one of the newest, largest and most efficient cooling
systems in New Mexico. The plant produces chilled water at nearly
twice the rate and efficiency of the former chillers to comfortably
cool and condition campus buildings.
Plant was designed by GLHN Archtects and Engineers (Tucson,
Ariz.); the building was designed by Fanning Bard Tatum Architects,
with Jaynes Corporation serving as primary contractor.
blends UNMs traditional pueblo-revival design into an
industrial building and serves as a beautiful and functional
anchor to the Lomas Boulevard gateway to the campus.