Scott Clark

Scott Clark
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Tim Burkhalter
Business Development Manager
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Comprehensive Energy Master Planning:<br>The Road Map to Sustainable Infrastructure

Comprehensive Energy Master Planning:
The Road Map to Sustainable Infrastructure

Comprehensive energy master planning (CEMP) provides the road map that will guide you in making the right decisions about maintaining and expanding your campus infrastructure and controlling your utility demand. Implementing a solid CEMP provides environmental compliance, energy efficiency, adequate capacity for growth, reliability, redundancy, flexibility, sustainable infrastructure and lowest life-cycle system cost.

Outlining utility needs over the next 15 to 30 years, a CEMP involves conducting a cost-benefit analysis that considers the performance of existing equipment, alternative energy sources, energy and water conservation, demand-side management, and infrastructure optimization to reduce environmental impact and operating costs while maintaining high-quality, safe and reliable utility delivery.

Building the Master Plan

Burns & McDonnell uses complex computer simulation modeling to develop an accurate existing base case load profile and then analyzes future load growth options for your campus. Our modeling capabilities can accurately predict utility load of future campus facility additions and test system design alternatives to determine the optimum solution for your campus. We can then "reverse engineer" the infrastructure upgrades, associated capital costs and energy-efficiency effects to create a long-term "utilities road map" that prioritizes all required future infrastructure projects with an accurate picture of your total capital requirements and the effect on utility rates. This includes a detailed guide regarding equipment refurbishment, system replacement and required expansions.

With more than 30 CEMPs created in the past decade, the Burns & McDonnell master planning team has the experience to maximize your investment with efficiency and sustainability.

Project Financing and Grant Funding

Burns & McDonnell has helped clients secure $160 million in government incentives since 2000, $50 million of which were American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants in 2009 and 2010. We also arrange partnerships to finance renewable energy projects.

  • Arc flash and relay coordination studies
  • Campus electrical distribution and substation evaluations
  • Chilled water studies
  • Combined heat and power studies
  • Concept design
  • Energy-efficiency optimization and upgrades
  • Environmental strategies and utility mapping
  • Funding, phasing and scheduling utilities road map
  • Greenhouse gas emissions/carbon footprint reduction
  • Infrastructure renewal and reliability improvements
  • Life-cycle cost analysis with sensitivity analysis
  • Load-reduction analysis/demand-side management
  • Long-term load growth projects and project modeling
  • Project cost development 
  • Reliability assessments
  • Self-generation and fuel diversity evaluations
  • Steam, chilled water and heated water distribution system modeling
  • Thermal energy storage evaluations
  • Tunnel versus direct buried utility evaluations
  • Utility phasing plans

 

Spotlight

Powerful Project: New Parkland Hospital to Rely on Central Utility Plant

Powerful Project: New Parkland Hospital to Rely on Central Utility Plant

As Parkland Hospital moves into a new, larger health care campus, it draws all essential thermal, electric, water and emergency utilities from a new central utility plant designed by Burns & McDonnell.

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District Energy Feature: Dallas's Mega Health Care Project

District Energy Feature: Dallas's Mega Health Care Project

The new Parkland Hospital is served by state-of-the-art central plant, a $74 million facility providing essential thermal, electric, water and emergency utilities to the campus buildings. Resiliency, sustainability and long-term operational flexibility became the driving forces that shaped the design of the plant.

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Companies optimize their energy systems, using master planning to create a sustainable future

Companies optimize their energy systems, using master planning to create a sustainable future

A two-pronged approach helps industries from higher education to healthcare to aviation find their way to greater energy efficiency.

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Specialists in campus energy solutions

Specialists in campus energy solutions

Our OnSite Energy & Power team offers complete analysis, design and construction services for campuses of all sizes and all missions, from government to healthcare, university to manufacturing. We have an unmatched reputation for delivering the largest and most complex projects within the owner's timeline and budget.

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