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In Heat of Summer, DU Unveils Icy, Eco-Friendly Cooling System

Coupling environmental responsibility with cutting-edge technology that relies on ice, Duquesne University will unveil its new, highly efficient cooling system during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The first of its kind in a Pittsburgh academic institution, the system is the most efficient available and produces cooling without increasing the need for utility companies to expand their plant capacity.

This unique system creates ice in 26 massive storage tanks, then pumps chilled water across campus through an underground pipeline, cooling University buildings.

At the ceremony, Trane, the supplier of the ice storage system, will recognize Duquesne’s ongoing environmental commitment by presenting the University with the first Trane Energy Efficiency Leader in Education Award to be given in the Pittsburgh area.

The system is the University latest sustainability initiative and part of a longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow.

When: Thursday, July 17, 10 a.m.

Where: Gibbon Street, near the Forbes Avenue Parking Garage on the Duquesne campus

**Please call Duquesne University Public Affairs for more specific directions regarding parking and the event.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.