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DTMB's Energy Center provides steam, water, and electricity for 14 state facilities in Dimondale

Built in 1975, the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget's (DTMB) Energy Center provides steam for heating and hot water, chilled water for cooling, and electricity to all 14 buildings in the state of Michigan's Secondary Complex. The campus spans over 2.5 million square feet, housing approximately 2,600 employees from the Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Michigan Department of Transportation, and DTMB.

The Energy Center supports the utility demands of the complex's operations 24/7, 365 days a year. The facility also has two co-generation turbines, which produce approximately 50% of the campus electrical needs.

To capitalize on energy and cost savings, a dual-mode centrifugal chiller was installed to make ice in 75 storage tanks located onsite. The thermal storage system provides over 9,900 tons per hour of stored cooling. Thermal storage allows DTMB to capture reduced energy savings during off-peak billing periods, reducing electrical cost and assisting with demands.

Interested in learning more? The DTMB State Facilities Team has developed a virtual video tour of the Energy Center that allows for an insider peek of the facility.