Thermal Plant

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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  EGE-logo-stacked-LG-2-05-w-x-1-623-h-300-ppi-(1).png
  • 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.  

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