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Central Heating Plant

Built: 1966 | Type: administrative and auxiliary


Quick Facts

  • Initial plan: 1966
  • Completion: 1971
  • Renovations: 1973
  • Cost: $4,500,000
  • Architect: Commonwealth Associates, Inc.
  • Construction: E.E. Powell General Contracting Co.
  • Funding: Joint Capital Outlay Committee, Michigan State Legislature; Oakland University Board of Trustees
  • Specifications: 16,883 sq.ft.


The heating plant was initially located in the basement of North Foundation Hall. The Central Heating Plant provides heating and cooling services to the entire campus community.  Its energy output for the climate control of individual buildings is scheduled during each building's peak hours of operation in order to better conserve energy.

CentralHeating.initial.NFH_Last Batch Inside the central heating plant, at its first location within North Foundation Hall


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Photos courtesy of the Oakland University Archives.



Created by Mariela Hristova / Updated on May 15, 2018 by Mariela Hristova

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