This project expanded the campus chilled water infrastructure and provided for the design and construction of a new 16,655 gross square foot (GSF) chiller plant in the southwest side of campus, adjacent to the parking lot known as the Cage off Duckpond Drive. The new plant supplies chilled water for cooling to existing buildings, including the Biocomplexity Institute and Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science II (ICTAS II), as well as future buildings that are planned for the Life Sciences Precinct. Additional phases of this plant are planned to increase chilling capacity to support future capital building projects planned for the area over the next 30 years. The plant was designed to allow for easy expansion to the west.

Building Number

Gross Square Footage
16,655 GSF

Virginia Tech Project Manager
University Design and Construction

Construction Manager
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Burns & Roe Services Corporation

Project Budget

Construction Status

Project Completion
June 2013

LEED Certification

For additional information,  contact the Facilities Department at 540-231-4300.

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