Central Utility Plants

Solving Utility Problems for Today and Tomorrow

EEA has been the prime consultant and lead MEP engineer on public and private sector central plant projects ranging from those serving single buildings to multiple city blocks or entire campuses. 

Our extensive, meticulous planning process anticipates needs and challenges before they arise in order to avoid costly surprises and delays. We consider not just what your needs are today, but what your systems will need to accommodate in the future.

Guiding the Entire Project Life Cycle

As a trusted advisor, we anticipate problems before they arise, guiding organizations through entire project life cycles – including system definition and programming, hydraulic modeling, master planning, and detailed designs of large chiller and boiler plants, thermal energy storage systems, and utility distribution systems.

Your Trusted Partner​​

At EEA, we focus heavily on long-term partner relationships. Our clients quickly come to see us as trusted, expert advisors who are responsive, helpful, and professional. We’re proud to work closely with many higher education, corporate and municipal organizations:

  • City of Austin
  • Austin Energy
  • Sam Houston State University
  • San Antonio Water System
  • St. Edward’s University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Multiple Confidential Corporate Clients
  • Texas A&M University System
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • University of Texas System
  • UT Dallas
  • UT El Paso

Experts in the Field

We have also delivered presentations at many regional and national conferences covering a wide range of topics. Our presentations include:

  • Holistic Operations: Getting Facilities and Utilities Working Together (TCUF 2018, CAPPA 2019)
  • Campus Utility Master Planning and its Role in the Campus Planning Process (TCUF 2016)
  • Blowing Off Steam: a Path to Sustainability and Safety (TCUF 2016)
  • Austin Energy District Cooling System Expansion: a Look at Austin’s Downtown District Cooling Plant #3 (IDEA 2016)
  • Campus Hydraulic Modeling (IDEA 2013)
  • How Healthy are Your Campus Thermal Distribtuion Systems? (TCUF 2012)

The city needed to install a third cooling plant to cover an additional 5-10,000 tons of chilled water capacity with 10-12,000 gallons per minute…

We are known for our responsiveness and welcome an open line of communication with our partners. Let us know how we can partner with you.