Central Chilled Water and Hot Water Plants

Central energy plants often offer the most opportunity for energy and operational savings. With our strong background in central plant design we help our clients achieve their energy goals for new construction as well as renovation and retrofit of existing systems. We work with our clients and their facilities team to optimize the performance of their equipment through advanced control strategies while maintaining ease of operation and maintenance.

Our Central Plant Service Offerings Include:

  • Design, plans, and specifications for new construction, renovation, and retrofit
  • Existing systems condition assessment and recommendations
  • Expertise in the following system types
    • Cooling
      • Water-Cooled Chillers and Cooling Towers
      • Air-Cooled Chillers
      • Thermal Energy Storage
    • Heating
      • Solar hot water heating
      • Water heating heat pumps
      • Heat recovery water heating
      • Condensing gas boilers
      • Instantaneous gas and electric water heaters
      • Parallel and series hot water storage tank configurations
    • Co-Generation, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), and Energy Recovery
    • Building Automation Systems and Controls
  • Advanced system design strategies
    • Variable speed chillers
    • Variable speed pumps
    • Variable speed cooling tower fans
    • Pressure independent control valves
  • Cooling and hot water load calculations in order to right-size equipment
  • Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) of systems and equipment
  • Commissioning (Cx) and optimization of central plant performance
  • Designs that comply with applicable codes and follow industry standards and guidelines