CSU San Bernardino Central Plant

San Bernardino, California

The Central Plant was completed in 1967 and serves the vast majority of the 1.5 million sqft campus’s heating and cooling needs. Retrofits in 2005 and 2008 added (2) 1,200 ton centrifugal chillers (for a total of (3) chillers) and a second thermal energy storage (TES) tank which assists the campus in generating and storing chilled water during the off peak periods.

The 2018 retrofit added a 4th chiller and a completely new hot water system which replaces the previous high temperature hot water system and earlier steam system. The new Hot Water system features 13 condensing boilers.
A completely new control system was also added.

The new plant features a total chiller capacity of 4,300 tons, thermal energy storage of about 2 million ton-hours, and new heating plant with 35 million Btu/h (or MMBH) output.

Size (ft²)

20,000

Stories

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Project Type

Central Plant

Scope of Work

Taylor Engineers provided commissioning services.

Completed

2018

Owner

CSU San Bernardino

Architect

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Contractors

GC: CW Driver
Mechanical: UMEC
Electrical: Dynalectric
BAS: Sunbelt

Photographer

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References

Owner: Al Salgado
GC: Justin Rich

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