By Daimon Eklund | Jan 23, 2015

Did you know there are more than seven miles of tunnels running under the UW campus? The tunnels are used to deliver steam and chilled water from the UW power plant to buildings across the university, providing heating and cooling throughout the year.

The power plant switched from coal to natural gas in 1988 and has several features in place to maximize efficiency and conserve resources while providing steam heat, emergency power and chilled water air conditioning. This video shows how it all comes together: