|OverviewESCO PartnershipsCentral Plants & RetrofitsRenewable EnergyEnergy Efficiency & Re-CommissioningAutomation and LightingGo Green with ACCO Design/Build ||Many campus environments, both office and educational, were built with cost
effectiveness rather than energy efficiency in mind. These properties often use
low cost "packaged" air conditioning systems distributed throughout the
buildings and rooftops, or may have small chillers and boilers located in each
As these systems age and need to be replaced, a better solution may be a Central
Plant. Central Plants provide savings, both in terms of energy efficiency and
maintenance costs, by utilizing the economy of scale. A large chiller is more
efficient than a small one, as is a large pump, a large cooling tower and a
large boiler. When a single centralized system replaces several small
distributed systems, overall system efficiency is improved. When loads are
combined into a central location that services them, the resulting equipment
sizes are smaller than what would be required if the systems were distributed.
This is because loads do not all peak at the same time. Distributed systems must
all be designed for the individual peak loads. A combined central system is
designed to handle only the "diversified" combination of the individual loads.
Along with your new Central Plant, ACCO can retrofit your airside systems to
improve energy efficiency and comfort. From more efficient motors and variable
speed drive systems, to enhanced heating and cooling coils, ACCO can help fine
tune the performance of your air handling system to match your heating and
cooling demands, and properly interface to your Central Plant system for optimum
ACCO has designed and built many Central Plants, both as a mechanical
subcontractor and as a prime contractor, design/build and plan/spec. Contact us
now to find out how we can help you build your new Central Plant!