South Bend Tribune Report | September 20, 2017
Excavation has begun at the University of Notre Dame on land where a second campus power plant will be built.
The site is in a wooded area southeast of the intersection of Douglas Road and Wilson Drive.
The $38.4 million facility will be about 30,000 square feet, campus spokesman Dennis Brown said. Construction will continue through fall 2018.
To be known as the East Campus Power Plant, it will house heat pumps that are connected to geothermal well fields beneath the nearby athletic and band practice fields, along with chillers and a thermal energy storage tank.
In recent years, Notre Dame has installed three underground geothermal fields designed to lower campus carbon dioxide emissions, reduce use of natural gas and coal, and create long-term savings.