Western Michigan University needed a new steam and chilled water plant. However, what it wanted included flexibility regarding fuel sources, safe remote capabilities for the boiler and chiller controls, and room for future expansion. It also wanted someone else to manage the numerous web of vendors involved in such a project. Here's the story of an initial wishlist that evolved into a tailored long-term plan. By Joanna R. Turpin
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