With rapid campus growth, as well as a new 100,000-square-foot College of Business and Economics (CBE) building in design, California State University (CSU) Fullerton was faced with the challenge of meeting additional heating and cooling needs with an inadequately-sized central chiller plant and limited capital funds.
CSU Fullerton selected AECOM to develop and implement a comprehensive design-build energy retrofit project that would produce a positive cash flow to enable the campus to install a new Central Utilities Plant (CUP) to serve the campus’ current and future heating and cooling needs.
The $43-million project delivered much-needed equipment, system and infrastructure upgrades necessary to accommodate the campus’ growth while also enabling the campus to comply with the state’s aggressive energy reduction goals. To ensure that we developed a bundled project solution that met all of the campus’ goals, AECOM developed an energy master plan and reviewed various scenarios and project options with the campus during initial project development. To help accelerate some of the anticipated project benefits, AECOM developed a two-phase project implementation strategy so that we could rapidly implement the less-complicated projects while finalizing the development and design of the more complicated projects such as the tri-generation plant.