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September Dinner Meeting - MRU Combined Heat and Power Plant

  • Mount Royal University 4825 Mount Royal Gate Southwest Calgary, AB, T3E 7N5 Canada (map)

Location: MRU/Wild Rose Brewery

Tour: Mount Royal University CHP & Riddel Library

Tour Guides:

  • Owen Zarazun, Director, Facility Operations at MRU

  • Regan Moffatt, P.Eng., Principal at Smith + Andersen

Registration: 5:00pm

  • Meet at the West Gate Entrance of Main Campus near the Security Office.


Tour : 5:30pm

Dinner: 7:00pm

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is an energy efficiency technology that uses natural gas to generate both heat and electricity on site. We will tour the recently completed 850kW installation within the Main Campus Central Plant and take a look at the system integration between the CHP and the two 800HP steam boilers, domestic water, heating water, controls/automation and electrical. We will also look at the Central Plant modernization/retrofit project which took place prior to the CHP installation and review why it was important to do so. 

The new Library is an integral part of the MRU experience, supporting deep learning and innovating teaching and scholarship. The Library fosters intellectual curiosity, creativity and exploration where people find new answers and develop new questions. The Library also boasts some of the latest HVAC design, equipment and technology in Calgary. We will take a look at some of the innovative spaces within the Library, like the Maker Studio and end our tour through the spectacular penthouse mechanical floor.

Following the tour, we will gather at The Barrack's Room at the Wild Rose Brewery for introductions to your 2018/2019 BOG members, followed by drinks and dinner.

Steel toe boots are required for the tour.