Jodine DiCarlo, 30 years

Manager, Plant Operation

Campus Services

Jodine DiCarlo

What are some of the most significant changes you have witnessed over the course of your career?

Back in 1995, we realized we were using far too much city water for Emory’s steam plant than we should be. So, we developed a plan to look into every steam manhole on campus and then in 1996 started making repairs to the condensate return system, as our piping system was falling apart and was leaking into most of the manholes on campus. We spent about four years repairing the leaking system, bringing our city water usage down from 34,222,240 million gallons of makeup usage for the plant to an average of 10-13 million gallons. This increased the plant's efficiency, reduced water waste and gas usage, and lowered chemical treatment costs for the whole campus. 

Then in 2016, we started replacing the boiler plant control system. We were able to upgrade the entire boiler plant control system, which was installed and managed in 1990. In 2017, we led a major boiler replacement of one of the oldest boilers installed in 1969. We are finishing the final stages of adding variable speed drives to some of the pumps that will save additional energy for the campus. 

Jodine DiCarlo

Me in 2005!

What are some of your favorite memories of your time at Emory?

Spending time with our customers, has always been interesting because you have to put all your operational knowledge and experiences to the side, to learn what the customers need to run their operation and purpose on campus, then figure out a way to meet those needs in the building they are working in. This has allowed Campus Services to expand and grow into a department that could meet all their needs either through our trade shops or through Project Management for the bigger projects.  

steam plant

steam plant

Steam plant from the early '80s before the current renovations.