Stevens is a senior project manager for Select Energy Services, Inc. (SESI), a fully-integrated energy services company (ESCO) and nationally respected leader in energy-efficiency engineering and performance contracting, pre-qualified by the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. SESI designs and implements integrated energy solutions focused on efficiency, conservation, infrastructure upgrades, and system performance, and has developed projects valued at more than $1 billion. Stevens is responsible for project development and management and has over 20 years of experience in the design of HVAC and plumbing systems for commercial, institutional, and medical facilities. He is a registered professional mechanical engineer and certified in plumbing engineering.
Executing a large and complex boiler decentralization mission with an aggressive timetable and ongoing critical activities is fraught with engineering versions of land mines, pitfalls, and friendly fire. What better facility to undertake this mission than a U.S. Marine Corps training site? See how solid planning and team performance hurdled multiple obstacles to improve economy and service for 125 buildings.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.