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Energy Master Plans

Energy efficiency at the campus or the district level requires detailed planning for a sustainable growth using a combination of renewable and non-renewable energy with a key focus on implementing integrated demand-side management strategies.

San Bernardino Community College District Energy Master Plan

San Bernardino Community College District Energy Master Plan

Tamara Badkerhanian-Ganev provided Energy Master Planning services for the two campuses, Crafton Hills College and the San Bernardino Valley College. We evaluated alternative energy sources including renewable sources such as Photovoltaic, Wind, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Solar Thermal. We also evaluated non-renewable sources such as Thermal Energy Storage (Ice and Water TES) and Cogeneration systems, including recent technologies such as fuel cells. Having a hands-on knowledge on the energy usage impact of the mechanical and electrical design decisions qualifies our firm to provide engineering solutions that are sustainable, energy conscious and take into consideration the “Total Cost of Ownership.”

Tamara provided Energy Master Planning Services on both District campuses and provided the District with a road map towards energy usage reductions, green house gas reductions and a plan to move forward towards alternative energy generation options. Our scope of work included concept designs for two new thermal energy storage systems.

Cal Poly California Polytechnic State University

Poly Canyon Village, Cal Poly California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Tamara Badkerhanian-Ganev provided mechanical and cogeneration design assist services for this 800,000 square foot, design-build, student housing project. Our design services included two central plants housing boilers and two 250 KW Cogeneration units providing heating hot water for domestic hot water and swimming pool heating. The project incorporated an overhead radiant heating system and included the optimization of the central plant and associated pumping systems in order to maximize the LEED Energy points for this LEED equivalent self-certified project.

Cal Poly California Polytechnic State University