Their challenge

UCF uses electrically generated chilled water to cool campus buildings, but the water cooling and storage was driving up energy costs. The school brought in Salas O’Brien to provide design and construction administration for a new chilled water tank with the goal of enhancing energy and water efficiency on the campus.

Our solution

The new storage tank stands over 40 feet tall with a 110-foot diameter, and it holds approximately 3,000,000 gallons of water. Two pumps act in parallel to move water from the tank into the campus distribution system. The new, larger tank enables UCF to generate and store chilled water at night when the electrical rates and environmental conditions are more favorable.