Carbon footprint reduced by 68%, potable water use by over 125 million gallons/year

Designed for a peak load of 28,000 tons of cooling and 350 mmbtu/hr heating, the new systems replace a fossil fuel CHP plant with electric drive heat recovery chillers.

By Affiliated Engineers June 5, 2019

As prime consultant and lead engineer of the Stanford Energy Systems Innovations (SESI), Affiliated Engineers analyzed energy production options, evaluated capital and operating costs, and assessed financial and energy risk through 2050. We then designed and directed implementation of SESI’s five major components – heat recovery/TES plant, OSHPD plant, new piping distribution, building conversions, and 100 MVA substation – through multiple jurisdictional authorities to operation within five years.

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A new 100 MVA, 60kV:12.47kV substation allows flexible management of Stanford’s energy supply platform, which is 65% derived from renewable sources. The Central Energy Facility (CEF) administrative buildings incorporate natural ventilation, heating and cooling radiant floor and ceiling sail systems, and phase change materials; combined with the 175kW of installed PV on the CEF trellis these building achieve NZE operation.

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