Stanford University

Stanford University

Carbon Reductions and Increased Efficiency at Stanford

Stanford University committed to reducing its climate impact by cutting greenhouse gases from the production, distribution, and use of energy on its campus.

The Project

Stanford’s Energy and Climate Action Plan included re-engineering its approach to thermal energy in an effort to lower its carbon footprint, maximize energy efficiency, and reduce the use of non-renewable energy resources.

As part of this comprehensive plan, the campus transitioned over 20 miles of district heating pipe from steam to hot water, beginning in 2015.

Ever-Green’s Role

Ever-Green played an early role in the project by providing expertise on steam-to-hot water transitions of distribution systems and the operation and management of hot water systems. This included educational site visits as well as in-person training sessions for Stanford project staff, project engineers, contractors, and the Stanford operations team.

Ever-Green then provided design review of the initial conversion plans. Our engineering and construction teams were on-site to review their system design, construction plans, and work sites.

As the project moved from design and engineering to construction and operations, our team shared more than 30 years of experience in installing and operating hot water pipe systems, transferring the benefits of our methods for trenching, installation, leak detection, fiber co-locating, and other best practices.

Ever-Green also provided ongoing project support to Stanford, including guidance on best practices for piping system maintenance, building conversions, and thermal storage.