Exclusive SPIRE Tour of Microsoft’s Redmond Campus Modernization – Thermal Energy Center

Jul 14, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

Please join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of Microsoft’s “Campus of the Future” in Redmond, reflecting its focus on connectivity, accessibility, and sustainability. Featuring the just completed Thermal Energy Center, the groundbreaking project at the heart of Microsoft’s commitment to a new campus that is zero-carbon in its daily operations. 

Date: Thursday, July 14th, 2022
Time: 1:00-2:30PM
Cost: Complimentary

Limited spaces are available; first-come, first-served RSVP is required.
Please reply directly or email Alex Forhan (alex@spirestanford.org) if you are interested in attending. 

As part of an ongoing campus renovation at Microsoft, over 75 acres and 3 million square feet are being revitalized. This includes one of the largest underground parking garages in the world, the Redmond Technology Station (RTS) Pedestrian Bridge and the new Thermal Energy Center. 

Per Microsoft regarding the Thermal Energy Center, “The process led to the current design for a 2.5-acre field of 875 geowells. More than 220 miles of piping will distribute 300,000 gallons of water as a heat-exchange medium across the wells and the new campus in a closed loop system. The three-story Thermal Energy Center will house enormous chillers, cooling towers, back-up generators, solar panels and 65-foot tanks that can store 280,000 gallons of the water as thermal energy. The entire system will run on renewable electricity except for the generators, which will use a negligible amount of energy and only during emergencies and scheduled maintenance.”