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Aerial view of the SU Steam Station and Chilled Water Plant.

Syracuse University's Steam Station produces steam around the clock, 365 days a year. The steam, probably best known for heating most Main Campus buildings, also runs SU's Chilled Water Plant turbine during the warmer months, providing chilled water to many Main Campus buildings for air conditioning. Other campus building operations that may rely on steam include domestic hot water production, sterilization, cooking and humidification. Some steam is also sold to neighboring hospitals and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Steam service is metered and costs are allocated monthly to users.


Steam Station and Chilled Water Plant receive water quality awards
Both plants were recognized for protecting local waterways from wastewater discharge pollutants.

New steam station equipment saves 3 million gallons of water each year
A display screen on one of the SU Steam Station's new air compressor systems.The Syracuse University Steam Station is now a lot greener when it comes to using water. The plant's two new air compressors will slash more than 8,200 gallons of water discharges per day from entering into the county’s sanitary sewer system. The new equipment is also energy efficient and uses far less electricity to run than the 40-year-old compressors they replaced.


The Steam Station and Chilled Water Plant are part of SU's Energy Systems & Sustainability Management department, which is a unit of Campus Facilities Admistration & Services (CFAS).

For steam issues, please call 315.443.5105.

Syracuse University
Steam Station & Chilled Water Plant

500 East Taylor Street
Syracuse, NY 13244-6400
Fax 315.443.1705


Nathan Prior, Director 
Energy Systems & Sustainability Management

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