UNL Media Advisory - News conference, tour of new renewable energy system Tuesday at NIC

Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 27, 2014 -- University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler and others will appear at a news conference on Tuesday unveiling and detailing the new Centralized Renewable Energy System (CRES) at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The unique renewable energy system is among a handful in the world that warms and cools buildings by exchanging heat from treated wastewater discharged from a city facility next to the research park.

A tour of the facility that houses the system will immediately follow the news conference, which begins at 3 p.m. Oct. 28 in the NIC Conference Center Auditorium, 2021 Transformation Drive.

Dan Duncan, NIC executive director, and Zach Wiegert, president and CEO of Tetrad Property Group, the company developing Phase I of the campus, will also provide remarks.

Compared with traditional systems, the CRES system is projected to reduce heating costs by about 30 percent and cooling costs by about 25 percent at the campus in the long term.