NCSU Cates Chilled Water Plant


North Carolina State University Cates Chilled Water Plant

In February 2000, North Carolina State University completed a Chilled Water and Steam Master Plan for their main campus. The chilled water portion of the master plan consisted of seven distinct phases to be implemented over the next ten years.

The Cates Chilled Water Plant is a 34,000 square foot chilled water production facility designed to support the growth of North Carolina State University’s main campus. The facility accommodates six chillers and six cooling towers for a total chilled water production capacity of 12,000 tons. The facility is as an addition to an existing steam and chilled water plant that was built in 1973. The site for this mostly unmanned plant is located in a very active portion of the University’s central campus and is surrounded by residence halls, a gymnasium, the student health center and a bank of tennis courts.

Awards: AIA Charlotte Merit Award; Metal Architecture Award Honorable Mention; DXR '07 Award