Buidling Improvements
NIU Goes Green

Northern Illinois University’s main campus in DeKalb is comprised of 7.6 million square feet of building space (108 buildings), and spans 762 acres of land. The oldest building is Altgeld Hall which opened in 1899 and was rededicated in 2004, and the newest buildings are the Yordon Center which opened in 2007, and a new East Chiller Plant which opened in 2010.


Heating for the campus is generated by high pressure steam boilers in the west and east heating plants. Cooling is provided by primarily by chilled water generated by chillers in the West Heating Plant and new East Chiller Plant.Buildings are currently being connected to the new plant in stages. Steam and chilled water piping systems supply the buildings through utility tunnels throughout the campus. Air handling units in each building provide building ventilation.



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Energy Conservation Measures and Sustainability:





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Code - Building Name


AN - Anderson Hall


CV - Convocation Center


DD - Douglas Hall


DU - DuSable Hall


EB - Engineering Building


EP - East Heating Plant


Code - Building Name


GA - Gabel Hall


GN - Grant Towers North


GS - Grant Towers South


LD - Lincoln Hall


NC - Neptune Central


NE - Neptune East

Code - Building Name


NN - Neptune North


NW - Neptune West


PM - Psychology/Computer Science Building


SN - Stevenson Towers North


SS - Stevenson Towers South


WP - West Heating Plant