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USE CASE : University Enjoys Steam Health Benefits

Updated: Sep 27, 2023

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Case Study University

Many universities use steam to heat their buildings. They like that steam heat is the most efficient and healthy type of heat for the buildings.

The humidity of the heat helps allergy sufferers. They are also quieter and the heat is more evenly distributed. However up to 96.5% of their greenhouse emissions are generated in the process. Many now have action plans focused on reducing those.

Up to 96.5% of their emissions come from their campus building’s heating system


We always suggest starting with trying to reduce the number of failed traps in the system. We know that inspections can be challenging due to privacy laws and timing factors. By installing monitors on all stream traps after the term was over and students had moved out means universities can take their time and not have to bother anyone in class or in their living accommodations.

While installing the monitoring system they should also do a complete audit of steam pipes in the buildings and add a number of new safety procedures to ensure students were warned of temperature risks

Student health and safety is of utmost concern to school employees. Remote monitoring is key


  • They are often able to retrofit their heating system with a Pulse wireless automated monitoring system for a very small amount of money

  • Students will retain their healthy heating but in a safer, more efficient system

  • Students will not be required to vacate their living or studying spaces to allow upgrade

  • The university is able to add the saved CO2 emissions to their environmental sustainability success plan

  • University maintenance will no longer worry about failing their annual steam system inspection and can plan their repairs ahead of time

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