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Wayne State expands with Detroit renewable's energy network

January 7, 2013

Detroit Thermal LLC, owner and operator of the downtown Detroit district energy steam system, today announced the 25-year commitment by Wayne State University to Detroit Thermal's renewable steam network. Gordon H. Scott Hall and the Helen Vera Prentis Lande Building will join the network as part of the school's strategic sustainability efforts. "Wayne State University has strengthened its relationship with Detroit Thermal by signing a long-term agreement to avoid the cost of renewing the aging steam plant in Scott Hall," said Larry Fodor, director of utilities and energy management. "Detroit Thermal understood the issues facing Wayne State and worked tirelessly to construct an agreement that met both of our goals, with positive impacts to energy conservation and sustainability." "We look to DT to help simplify operations, reallocate resources, and increase reliability," said Daryl M. Pierson, Wayne State's sustainability coordinator. "We're also pleased to partner with a company that's striving to improve economic opportunities in the city while providing sustainable solutions for Wayne State."