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TOP PLANTS: University of Iowa Research Park Tri-Generation Power Plant, Iowa City, Iowa

September 2012

The new 2.8-MW Tri-Generation Power Plant exemplifies the University of Iowa Research Park’s (UIRP) commitment to sustainable energy and its green initiative for the future of its campus and surrounding community. The plant helps reduce the campus’s carbon footprint by reusing an existing heating plant building; by its choice of fuel sources and emission controls; and by centralizing the cooling, heating, and electrical service in one location. It also creates a hands-on teaching environment for the university’s engineering school.

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