Frederick Community College, Central Plant Study

WAI provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering consulting services for Frederick Community Colleges’ central plant study which included an 800-ton cooling tower, a 450-ton cooling tower, two 450-ton chillers and a 310-ton chiller. 

Features and requirements incorporated into this project included:

  • Interviewed the facilities and plant operation staff,
  • Reviewed all existing central plant documentation,
  • Surveyed all MEP central plant equipment,
  • Evaluated the existing system configuration,
  • Estimated the existing life of the equipment,
  • Assessed the energy efficiency of the equipment and configuration,
  • Evaluated the capacity to meet the heating and cooling loads,
  • Developed schematic diagrams,
  • Prepared construction cost budgets,
  • Identified Energy Conservation Opportunities,
  • Compared projected growth to the plants capacity’s,
  • Evaluated the limitations of existing building,
  • Developed schedules for equipment replacement based upon findings, and
  • Provided recommendations and developed alternative central plant and utility options.
  • Location: Frederick, Maryland
  • Size: 300,000 sq. ft.