Colby College, Waterville, ME / Biomass Heating and Cogeneration Plant
Working closely with Colby College, ARC partnered with Rist–Frost-Shumway Engineering to develop a plan to reduce the College’s reliance on oil through the design of a new 15,800 SF biomass heating plant with cogeneration. The recently completed plant features twin 400-horsepower biomass-fueled boilers that generate up to 10% of the campuses electricity and burns local wood waste in the place of oil. A prominent glass enclosed façade at the south corner of the facility, strikes a balance between complementing the existing plant and elegantly showcasing the facility’s interior operations.
U.S. Green Building Committee - Special Recognition Award for Green Innovation 2014
Project photography by John Horner