The Association of Texas College & University Facilities Professionals (TCUF) is hosting their annual conference September 21-23 in San Antonio, and EEA Consulting Engineers Principal Mark Mikulinhas been selected as a speaker.
Mark’s presentation, which will be delivered in partnership with Texas State University, is entitled “Holistic System Operation: Getting Facilities and Utilities Working Together.”
In 2010, Texas State University facilities staff were faced with a record-setting enrollment of 30,000 students, an ever-increasing maintenance backlog, mandated energy conservation goals, and aging utility systems. To meet this challenge, the staff began by obtaining a clear picture of the situation on campus through utility studies to identify weaknesses, an energy audit to locate conservation opportunities, and a building condition assessment.
Today, after many in-building renovations, Texas State University serves nearly 40,000 students, has a dramatically decreased mechanical deferred maintenance backlog, and has improved utilities operation through energy reduction and refurbished infrastructure.
“An essential component of this success has been the close coordination between campus facilities (buildings) and utilities (plants) personnel,” Mark said. “This case study will illustrate why cooperation between these sometimes “siloed” groups are key to providing the best possible service to campuses,” he said.
EEA has also worked with campus facilities staff at Austin Community College, Concordia University, Sam Houston State University, St. Edwards University, Sul Ross University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Woman’s University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas at San Antonio, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and many others.
In addition to the design of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems of existing and new facilities, EEA offers colleges and universities commissioning, campus energy audits, distributed utility studies, master planning, and deferred maintenance studies.
For more information about the Texas College & University Facilities Professionals conference, to register, and hear Mark’s presentation, please click here.
EEA Consulting Engineers has engineers that are licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services, energy conservation, and commissioning services. Since the company’s founding in 1977, the small business has grown from two staff to now more than 80 personnel in three offices in two states to solve more than 5,000 energy-related project problems in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Singapore. Facility types include: central utility plants, commercial buildings, data centers, government and military, high tech and semiconductor sector, higher education institutions, industrial facilities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, recreational parks and pools, religious institutions, and retail and senior living clients. EEA is an Austin American Statesman “Top Workplace” and has been a Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine “MEP Giant” multiple years (a top 100 MEP engineering firm in the USA). For more information, please visit: https://www.eeace.com