What is it?


What is it?

Photo courtesy of Robert Canfield.

What is it?

  1. An energy storage system
  2. A cooling system
  3. A heat recovery system

ANSWER:

C

At Stanford University, these “heat recovery chillers” lower the temperature of water for cooling systems, recover the heat, and redirect it for heating applications. Heat recovery, an innovative aspect of Stanford’s mostly electric energy supply system, increased overall campus energy efficiency by 50% relative to its previous natural-gas cogeneration system.

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