This project began as a master planning study of the heating system central plant and associated campus infrastructure. As a result, Stanford White was charged with “de-centralizing” the Elon University steam system by designing nine new boiler plants (regional and independent) at various locations on campus to produce building heat and domestic hot water. These boiler systems total 1200 horsepower and serve 600,000 square feet for the college. Various types of systems were incorporated in an effort to match existing tie-in conditions, minimize service disruption and to blend in with existing architecture. Adjacent to some of the more historical buildings on campus, one of the boiler plants was constructed below grade with just a patio top exposed. A new network of campus gas piping was installed, as was new segments of steam and hot water site distribution piping. The construction work was phased over two summers.