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.
Scope of Work
Taylor Engineers provided commissioning services.
CSU San Bernardino
GC: CW Driver
Owner: Al Salgado
GC: Justin Rich