Think of Wabash as a computer, the College’s teaching and learning as the software.
Campus Services Director David Morgan’s world is the hardware.
Here’s a glimpse into that infrastructure and just a few of the people who keep it all running.
BY THE NUMBERS
13,800 volts of electricity in lines to the College from Jennison Street
4,160 volts after initial transformers
220/110 volts at outlets in College buildings
2,000 feet of maintenance access tunnels (holding lines for heating, cooling, electricity, internet)
10-15 tons of road salt, plus 10-15 tons of sidewalk salt purchased for snow/ice each year
2 tons of road and sidewalk salt used for each snow/ice storm
WHAT’S YOUR WORST CASE SCENARIO?
A 60-degree day in winter. We heat with steam and we cool with chilled water, and the switchover from one to the other takes time before cooling can be provided campus-wide. That means rooms in buildings can get hot, especially those without exterior windows.
So what seems like a great thing in winter is actually our worst case!