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Steven C. Severini, P.E., LEED® AP

Severini is an associate partner with Newcomb & Boyd, a multi-discipline consulting and engineering firm located in Atlanta. During his 18 years with the firm, Severini has designed 17 chiller plants and has been responsible for several other chiller plant retrofit and commissioning projects. Additional information can be found at


A Complex Organism

Demolition, construction, changing ΔT, two chiller plants, changing piping designs, adjusting makeup water pressure, incorporating thermal storage ... these are but some of the hurdles and goals the project team has faced during a major retrofit at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. In short, site limitations and economics pointed to connecting the chiller plants and investing in thermal storage, but that just scratches the surface of this critical work. If you think your chiller retrofit is involved, read this and feel better.
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