Brown University

Brown University

The Challenge

Brown University selected Ecosystem to meet the university’s ambitious goal of reducing 42% of their 2007 GHG emissions by 2020, reduce energy costs, and overlap the solution with Brown’s deferred maintenance and utilities master plans.

The Solution

The transformational energy-efficiency project involves the conversion of steam to medium temperature hot water at Brown’s central heating plant and throughout its distribution system. Once completed, Ecosystem will layer in heat recovery technology that will bring the university to its GHG reduction goal.

The Projected Outcome

The project is forecasted to reduce GHG emissions by more than 4,700 m Tons, provide significant energy cost savings, water usage reduction, simplified maintenance, improved resiliency and reliability, enhancements to occupant comfort, and a sizable overlap with asset renewal projects.

  • 2017-2020

    Project Period

  • $24.8M


  • $1.2M


Brown University’s Thermal Efficiency Project

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Customized Performance Measures

Steam to medium temperature hot water conversion

Steam hub conversion