Thermal Plant The MRMC Thermal plant provides steam and chilled water that heat and cool the hospitals and other buildings on the academic medical campus. It provides service to a total of 7.5 million sq. ft. of interior building space. The specialized needs of the campus, which include adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma centers and biomedical research facilities, make it vital for MRMC to be able to directly manage these services. In 2020, Thermal completed plant and distribution system improvements to promote: Redundancy: Production and distribution diversity to provide continuous supply of critical service Reliability: Investment in plant and distribution infrastructure to enhance uninterrupted, consistent thermal service Eco-Friendliness: Elimination of coal and conversion to natural gas, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent Growth: Creating capacity to accommodate future growth on the campus Transparency: Engaging member organizations in decision-making from the source to the user Control: Aligning clinical and economic values in decision-making Costs Improving rates for steam and chilled water for nonprofit health care and medical education organizations MRMC Thermal contracts with Ever-Green Energy, an independent provider, to operate and manage the plant.