Tours are open to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff only. Transportation will be provided for off-campus tours. Space is limited, so registration is required. Additional details will be provided upon registration and confirmation.
The East Plant on the northeast edge of Notre Dame’s campus houses the mechanical equipment for the geothermal well fields located in the East Quad, the quad area south of McCourtney Hall and east of Hesburgh library, parking lots south of Notre Dame Stadium, and the Ricci Athletic Fields. During the tour, participants will see the 2,000-ton electric-driven chillers and a thermal energy storage tank with the capacity to store 2 million gallons of chilled water and learn how these geothermal energy systems enable the University to heat and cool water across campus.
This event is about 65 minutes long with travel time to/from the plant. Tours will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
More information on tours and the 2021 ND Energy Week can be found here.
Originally published at forum2021.nd.edu.