October 82014

Nebraska Innovation Campus - CRES Project

The Centralized Renewable Energy System Project (CRES), designed by Olsson Associates, captures effluent from the City of Lincoln's Theresa Street Wastewater Treatment Facility normally discharged into Salt Creek.  Through a series of pumps, pipes, and valves, the system will heat and cool buildings on Nebraska Innovation Campus.  The innovative CRES Project is one of the largest heating and cooling systems of its kind in the United States.  General Excavating, working as a subcontractor to the Kiewit Building Group, proposed several cost savings ideas on the CRES Project which saved over one million dollars on the cost of construction.  General Excavating installed over 10,000 ...

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July 162014

VAULTS and VALVES Central Utility Plant Construction

Improving efficiency and reducing energy costs are driving forces in the construction of new or upgrade of existing central utility plants. Central Utility Plants (CUP) are more efficient, reliable and offer savings compared to decentralized heating and cooling systems. The CUP produces steam and chilled water used for heating and cooling of campuses, developments and healthcare facilities. General Excavating has been in the center of many CUP construction projects including the District Energy Corporation’s plant in the Haymarket, UNMC's facility in Omaha, the CRES project on Nebraska Innovation Campus, the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s East and City Campuses and several others. Construction includes chilled water lines, steam ...

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