Housing is spending $5.7 million on new air conditioning

The AC unit will cool three residence halls.

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Housing is spending $5.7 million on new air conditioning

The air conditioning plant sits in between Indian River Towers and Glades Park Towers (on the side closest to the Housing Lawn). Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

The air conditioning plant sits in between Indian River Towers and Glades Park Towers (on the side closest to the Housing Lawn). Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

The air conditioning plant sits in between Indian River Towers and Glades Park Towers (on the side closest to the Housing Lawn). Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

The air conditioning plant sits in between Indian River Towers and Glades Park Towers (on the side closest to the Housing Lawn). Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

Cameren Boatner, News Editor

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Starting next summer, several Boca campus dorms will have new and improved air conditioning.

The AC “plant” will service Glades Park Towers, Heritage Park Towers, and Indian River Towers, says Housing Facilities Coordinator Klinton Blair. In total, the project will cost $5.7 million.

“The chilling plant was designed to replace our current cooling system with a more modern, energy efficient central plant,” he said.

The construction blocks Glades Park Towers’ east entrance — closest to the Housing Lawn — but all other entrances remain accessible.

A view of the AC plant construction from the Glades Park Towers parking lot. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

The University Press reached out to Blair for comment as to what makes the system more modern and energy efficient, but did not receive a response as of publication time.

Check back with the UP for updates.

Cameren Boatner is the news editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].