Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Plant
The Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has a heating plant for the campus, which uses mainly anthracite coal and some natural gas. The plant was built in the early 1950s, and the University is exploring plans to either upgrade the plant, replace it with natural gas and fuel oil boilers, or draw upon more alternative sources of energy, such as geothermal heat pumps, biofuels/biomass, and solar energy. The University has stated that greenhouse gas emissions is one of the factors that should be used to determine how the campus is heated and cooled in the future.
- "Summary of Heating/Cooling Plant Options" Shippensburg University Campus Master Plan Report by Entech Engineering, Inc., May 9, 2008.
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