The Central Chill Plant was constructed in 1966. Today the Chill Plants five chillers provide air conditioning and dehumidification for over 3,000,000 square feet of facilities. the Chill plant can produce approximately 2,400,000 tons of cooling during peak time periods.
Ball State's first central heating plant was built in 1924. The plant currently houses seven boilers that provide steam for heating, domestic hot water, cooking, laundry, and sterilization of surgical instruments for the University and Ball Memorial Hospital.
The Heat Plant utilizes coal, natural gas, and #2 fuel oil to furnish steam at a maximum rated capacity of 270,000 pounds per hour.
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