Have you heard about Microsoft’s new Thermal Energy Center?

We’re excited to share a sneak preview of Microsoft’s new Thermal Energy Center (TEC) and the innovative and sustainable design methods being used on the modernization project.

Video Highlights:

  • Aligning with Microsoft’s goals to be carbon free by 2030, this fully electric plant is expected to reduce energy consumption on campus by over 50% compared to a typical utility plant.
  • By centralizing the heating and cooling into one location (rather than having individual units on each building), Microsoft anticipates an energy cost-savings of roughly 30%.
  • Annual water savings will total over 8 million gallons – enough water to fill over a dozen Olympic-sized swimming pools.
  • Yearly carbon savings will be equivalent to removing roughly 1,000 passenger cars from the road.

Coughlin Porter Lundeen has completed over 100 projects on Microsoft’s campus. We’re proud of this longstanding partnership and continuation of work serving as the civil and structural engineer of the Thermal Energy Center.