Georgetown University Infrastructure Improvements

Washington, DC

Engineering Support for Major Campus Growth Initiatives

For more than three decades, Mueller Associates has supported modernization and new development initiatives on Georgetown University’s historic campus in Washington, DC. Services have included master planning for short- and long-term chiller plant improvements, design of multi-phased plant upgrades, and development of an electrical utility master plan.

In 1994, Mueller completed a study of the central chiller plant and recommendations for long-term improvements to optimize campus operations. The work has been completed to date in four major phases. The first phase added new cooling towers and water pumps; converted a tower area into a plant building addition to house chilled water generating and electrical equipment; and added two chillers, chilled water distribution and condenser water systems, five substations, and a new chilled water distribution piping system. The second phase expanded the plant by an additional 4,000 tons, and the third phase involved an additional chiller expansion. The fourth phase included a 3,700-ton chiller addition, a 7,700-ton cooling tower, and a 480-volt distribution network.

Recently completed projects for the university also include boiler feedwater system improvements in the central plant, electrical infrastructure upgrades serving the East Campus Quadrangle, and replacement of the chilled water plant serving the East Campus Quadrangle. Mueller has also engineered the renovation of the Lauinger Library Special Collections Research Center, upgrades to the former Jesuit Residence, and renovations within the university’s Pre-Clinical Sciences Building to create a Clinical Skills Testing Center.

Client History

2016: Georgetown Housing Study; Ayers Saint Gross
2015: Phase IV Central Chilled Water Plant Expansion and Utility Infrastructure Upgrades
2015: Lauinger Library Special Collections Research Center; Bowie Gridley Architects
2015: Former Jesuit Residence System Improvements
2014: Boiler Feedwater System Improvements
2013: East Campus Electrical Infrastructure Replacement
2012: East Campus Chilled Water Plant Replacement
2009: Electrical Master Utility Plan
2008: Phase III Central Chilled Water Plant Expansion and Utility Infrastructure Upgrades
2004: Phase II Central Chilled Water Plant Expansion and Utility Infrastructure Upgrades
2003: Multidisciplinary Teaching Labs and Clinical Skills Teaching Center; Ayers Saint Gross
1998: Phase I Central Chilled Water Plant Expansion and Utility Infrastructure Upgrades
1994: Central Chiller Plant Study and Recommendations
1994: Fuel Tank System
1985: Chiller Tests
1982: Intercultural Center; Metcalf & Associates

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