Central Energy Plant

A view of the interior of the Central Energy Plant, showing large pipes leading into the ceiling.

Photo by Nic Lehoux

Located below the Jerome L. Greene Science Center and Lenfest Center for the Arts, the Central Energy Plant is a facility that provides chilled water, high pressure steam, and electric power across the Manhattanville campus. The plant includes energy efficient dual-fuel boilers, chillers, and piping distribution under city streets, as well as energy-efficient mechanical and electrical equipment under W. 130th Street and on the rooftop of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, and an emergency generator on the roof of the Studebaker building. Extensive piping and electrical conduits interconnect the piping and electrical systems to provide an integrated distribution system for the Manhattanville campus.

Watch the boiler installation or read about the cooling towers.