Energy Management and Utilities manages the day-to-day utility operations for the IU Bloomington campus, and provides systemwide utility support for all IU campuses.
Providing utility services for IU
Utility Operations—comprising Utility Distribution, Utility Information Group, and Utility Production—manages all utilities on campus, including electricity, steam heating, chilled water, drinking water, sanitary sewer, and storm water, and provides utility locating and documentation for all campuses.
Units within Energy Management and Utilities
Utility Distribution operates and maintains campus distribution systems for the Bloomington campus:
- chilled water
- electric power
- domestic water
- sanitary sewer
- storm water
- steam and steam condensate
Utility Information Group is the central clearinghouse for information about utilities on all IU campuses.
At IU Bloomington, the Utility Information Group locates, meters, and documents all utility activity, and documents and issues excavation permits for IU utilities.
Utility Information Group provides the following services:
If you need a utility located or have questions about excavation permits, contact Don Goodwin, Systems Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-856-1147.
The Utility Information Group has installed an automated radio-read metering system on the IU Bloomington campus with water, steam, electric, and gas meters that report readings into the system.
Documentation and mapping
All utilities that are repaired, replaced, or installed are documented by the Utility Information Group.
The Utility Information Group staff partners with the IU Office of Sustainability to raise awareness and build support for energy conservation.
Utility Production is responsible for operating the central steam heating plant, as well as four central chilled water plants on the Bloomington campus.
Central heating plant
Utility Production staff operate and maintain five boilers that produce steam for campus heat, humidification, and hot water.
Central chilled water plants
Utility Production plants produce and distribute chilled water to cool building spaces throughout campus.