At TLC, we deliver energy-efficient central plant designs that provide reliable, cost-effective service. TLC has years of experience managing the critical issues, design decisions and time sensitivity required in central plant design. Close coordination with our design partners and local power authorities is always a priority.
Central plants on large campuses often serve as district utility plants, providing cooling, heating and emergency power. Our engineers consolidate these energy services, offering greater benefits to the owner including capital cost savings, targeted energy efficiency, system redundancy and maintenance, along with sophisticated building management monitoring, instrumentation, controls and automation.
The distribution of services often results in significant first costs due to required tunnels, trenches, buried or overhead services that are routed to critical main connections and equipment rooms. TLC has extensive experience integrating these systems into the fabric of a campus and addressing how future enhancements will affect these areas.
Central plants require a host of built-in safeguards to keep hospitals operational during extended power outages. TLC’s designs emphasize redundancy for hospitals and central plants serving them.
Plants serving large, complex projects must be flexible enough to expand in size and equipment to meet current and future needs. Our engineers are proficient in designing modular plants that can readily increase capacity during horizontal or vertical expansion.
Noise abatement, emission control and aesthetics may be important considerations as well.