Central Plant Medium Temp Hot Water (MTHW)
RIT also has two boiler plants that make and distribute MTHW on campus. There is one plant on the academic side and one plant on the dorm side of campus. All of the boilers in the plants are fueled by natural gas.
Both the CHW and MTHW are distributed to the buildings through pipes that are underground or in the tunnels and are metered at both the plant for production and the buildings for consumption. Inside each of the buildings are heat exchangers to reduce the temperature for different loads (Domestic Hot Water, building reheats, air handler units, snowmelt, perimeter heat, etc).