OSU Utilities Master Plan

Short and long-term master plan takes OSU’s utility needs into the next decade and beyond.

This project’s goal was to plan for future utilities needs for Oklahoma State University’s main campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma, through development of a comprehensive Utilities Master Plan (UMP).

Five-year and 20-year plans were produced for OSU’s steam, chilled water and electrical systems. The top priority for the university is the relocation of its steam and chilled water Central Plant from the current location, identified in the 2013 update, to its broader 2025 Campus Master Plan.

The first step of the UMP was to physically survey all of the systems. This was followed by the massive effort of creating a digital model of the steam and chilled water pipe networks. These computer models were then used to simulate heating and cooling capabilities now and for many scenarios for future buildings. These models then helped with sizing of the piping networks, and ultimately with sizing of the central plan equipment.

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Stillwater, OK


Oklahoma State University



As the Director of Energy Services for Oklahoma State University, I have been continually impressed by the knowledge, expertise, and quality of service provided by FSB. The most impressive part of the effort was that with FSB's help, OSU was able to go from starting the Utility Master Plan to starting and completing the design of the new Central Plant in only 18 months, a feat which takes most universities 3 to 5 years to complete.

year plans for the utility network were included in the master plan
sites were evaluated for the steam and chilled water Central Plant relocation
future buildings were modeled digitally