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ITT's Goulds Pumps Brand to Equip Stanford University Sustainability Program

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013

Nov. 14, 2013, SENECA FALLS, N.Y. – Twenty-five large double-suction pumps from ITT's Goulds Pumps brand will provide Stanford University's innovative new energy facility with the high-efficiency pumping required by the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) program, a $438 million investment to enable the university to have one of the most energy-efficient power systems of any major research university in the world.

Three different Goulds Pumps brand models were selected by Stanford as part of a comprehensive district heating plan that will replace a current natural gas-powered cogeneration plant with an electricity-powered heat recovery plant. Studies have shown that the campus can recover up to 70 percent of the heat now discharged from the cooling system to meet at least 80 percent of simultaneous campus heating demands, significantly reducing fossil fuel and water use in the process.

Scheduled for completion in 2015, Stanford's facility will be key to reducing campus carbon emissions by up to 50 percent, lowering its water use by up to 18 percent and saving an estimated $300 million over the next 35 years. The 125,000 gross-square-foot facility will allow the university to regenerate the waste heat that the cogeneration plant discarded. Capturing and distributing the heat requires high-efficiency pumping systems and replacement of about 20 miles of piping across the campus.

"ITT's Goulds Pumps brand line of pumps features the broad selection of hydraulics and high efficiencies to answer Stanford's needs for this first-of-its-kind energy facility," said Robert J. Pagano Jr., president of ITT's Industrial Process business. "We are pleased to support Stanford's impressive innovations in environmentally responsive technology."

ITT's Goulds Pumps brand assigned a team of employees to focus on Stanford's special delivery requirements, because the pumps were among the pacing items needed at the first stages of construction. The company also will maintain the pumps during the entire construction cycle. R.F. MacDonald Co., the local Goulds Pumps brand distributor, was instrumental in helping to secure the order, expedite drawing submittals and obtain engineering approvals. The firm will provide local support through construction and commissioning.

“This is a transformational change to how Stanford produces and uses energy,” said Joseph Stagner, executive director of sustainability and energy management at Stanford. “It’s an energy system for the 21 st century.”