Universities have unique needs when it comes to utilities and amenities for both staff and students.
Even though I decided to go to a small liberal arts school, every one of us still had a pretty big library, cafeteria, workout gym and pool, and a fairly good amount of residence halls easily filled with students.
By my second year of undergraduate school, the administration had easily finished a good amount of work on a really nice academic building that was next to the actual library and housed multiple dozen classrooms and offices for humanities and social science professors. Since I was a philosophy and psychology student, I spent multiple years having most of our classes in this nice structure. One thing I observed while in my time in school was how the newer buildings were significantly colder whenever the cooling machine was running. Our dormitories and the residence halls where they were situated always felt sizzling by comparison. This was despite what season or the time of day it happened to be. Soon I was able to understand that there was a pretty huge distinction in the source of cooling between our residence halls and the bigger buildings on campus. It would seem that our dorms all had split style Heating and A/C machines which came with traditional air conditioner machines. Apart from being less efficient, they were not able to handle the cooling loads in the current academic building. Maintenance staff showed that the current academic center used air cooled chillers to keep the building totally cool in the warm season heat. They’re actually capable of cooling pretty large industrial sized facilities, so they didn’t actually have a hard time keeping the academic center perfectly frigid whenever the weather outside was toasty. In my last year of undergraduate school, the administration was honestly thinking about installing one in the building that is home to the cafeteria.