Central Heating & Cooling Plant

Supervisor, Central Heating & Cooling Plant: Shannon Cavanaugh

The University of Vermont operates and maintains a centralized steam and chilled water plant, located in the heart of central campus behind the Royall Tyler Theatre Annex. 

The Plant recently underwent a major expansion to increase the footprint of the building and the adjacent cooling tower enclosure for the addition of a new 1500 ton electric chiller. The Central Plant generates and distributes steam and chilled water to meet the campus needs for space heating and air conditioning, hot water generation and scientific research support. 

The Plant is operated 24 hours per day 365 days a year. Physical Plant staff are responsible for the safe and efficient operation, preventive maintenance, and repairs to the facility. Outside of regular campus business hours (during evenings, weekends and holidays) the CHCP staff also perform all the communications and dispatch duties of Service Operations Support.


Read  more about the Central Heating & Cooling Plant in this Fact Sheet Series (files will open in .PDF format):