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Baker Chilled Water Plant (BAKER) - North Campus, Service Sector



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Baker Chilled Water Plant


Supplying cooled water for most of the air-conditioned buildings on the North Campus (except for residence halls), the Melvin H. Baker Chilled Water Plant efficiently provides a cooling capacity of 168 million BTU's per hour, equivalent to 21,000 typical window air-conditioning units.

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Namesake


Melvin H. Baker Melvin H. Baker (1885-1976) was founder and former chief executive of National Gypsum Company, which at one time had its headquarters in Buffalo.

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Building Facts

Primary function: Service

Tenants: Facilities Utility Operations

Architect: Davis Brody & Milstein

Completion date: January, 1976

Gross square feet: 38,284

Construction cost: $8,604,000

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