Lectures

Rochester's Rich History: Rochester's District Steam Heating System

When: Sat., April 17, 1-2:30 p.m.

The last half of the Nineteenth Century saw the introduction of public utility services in Rochester, such as public water, electricity and gas. Not as well known was the idea of delivering steam to individual buildings for space and water heating, power, and even cooking. Rochester was a pioneer in this form of utility, which survives today as the Rochester District Heating Cooperative.

Presenter Morris A. Pierce is the retired Energy Manager for the University of Rochester.

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