UNCG Campus Weekly

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For Spartans, steam heat around the clock

“I make steam.”

That’s Lester Rogers, supervisor of the UNCG Steam Plant. That steam heats most of the campus. If your building is warm on a cold day, if the water for showers and sinks are hot, you can thank the people who keep the steam plant operating smoothly.

“Ninety percent of the buildings on this side of the railroad tracks are heated by this plant.”

He adds, “More than a million cubic feet of natural gas is used a day in the wintertime.”

It’s a great old building, supplying heat to generations of UNCG students. With a staff that keeps it going, around the clock, no matter the weather.

That’s a nice thought to warm up to.

Click to view a visually rich gallery, giving you a rare, inside look in the beautiful building:

Bring the Heat

Text by Mike Harris. Photography by Martin W. Kane.