Project Description

Cates Utility Plant Renovation
Raleigh, NC

Modifications at the Cates Utility Plant were made to accommodate the cogeneration equipment space. A portion of the Cates Utility Plant that housed four chillers and their cooling towers, pumps and auxiliary equipment were gutted and demolished and then replaced with a new enclosure to house the new cogeneration units. Facade treatment of the new enclosure closely matches the existing Cates Utility Plant, including brick masonry on the lower level and insulated metal panels on the upper level. The retired chiller capacity was replaced with a new 2,000 ton chiller in the 2004 Cates Chiller Plant Addition. Special consideration for construction phasing was required due to the plant’s location and the need to maintain steam and chilled water service to the campus. LEED Silver.