Dal Molin is located in a heavily populated area that was the former site of an Italian air base in Vicenza, Italy. The site was transferred from the Italian military to the U.S. Army in order to create a large, urban campus fit for residential and operational buildings.
With efforts to optimize energy use, the U.S. Army constructed a new central energy plant which provides energy for the Dal Molin campus and utilizes fossil fuels to generate electricity and heat. The design of the new energy system is estimated to reduce total energy use and save more than 42 percent of the annual costs. A significant portion of this energy and cost savings is attributed to a Thermal Energy Storage (TES) tank, which allows the central energy plant to reduce their peak electric load and subsequently their energy costs.

Chilled Water Thermal Storage