Central Utility Plants

EEA has been the prime consultant and lead MEP engineer on public and private sector central plant projects ranging from a few hundred tons to 12,000 tons, as well as ice and chilled water thermal storage systems. We have extensive experience with hydraulic modeling, master planning and designing large campus central plant and thermal utilities distribution systems, including major projects for Texas A&M University System and University of Texas System campuses such as Tarleton State University, UT Dallas and UT El Paso.

EEA has extensive experience with large chiller plant projects, including work at the University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman's University, Tarleton State University, St. Edward's University, and 3M.

We have provided hydraulic modeling and masterplanning services for a number of higher education and institutional systems, including UT Dallas, Tarleton State University, St. Edward's University, Texas State University, Sam Houston State University, and San Antonio Water System.

In addition to modeling and masterplanning, we have provided studies and designs for a number of thermal energy storage systems for universities, industrial manufacturing clients, federal agencies, and retail shopping centers.

As further indication of our expertise, we have presented on this subject at the Texas College and University Facilities Professionals Conference (TCUF) and the International District Energy Association Campus Energy Conference (IDEA) on multiple occasions.  Following is a list of presentations:

  • Campus Utility Master Planning and its Role in the Campus Planning Process (TCUF 2016)
  • Blowing Off Steam: a Path to Sustainability and Safety (TCUF 2016)
  • Austin Energy District Cooling System Expansion: a Look at Austin's Downtown District Cooling Plant #3 (IDEA 2016)
  • Campus Hydraulic Modeling (IDEA 2013)
  • How Healthy are Your Campus Thermal Distribtuion Systems? (TCUF 2012)

We would be happy to discuss any of our presentations or experience with you.  Contact us today!