Consulting Engineering

Berea College Central Plant

Berea CollegeBerea, Kentucky

Berea College hired CMTA to perform a site investigation and analysis of the existing central plant regarding options to add capacity. After CMTA completed the analysis, we endorsed a system that added 750 tons of heat recovery chiller capacity and 750 tons of centrifugal chiller capacity to the plant. CMTA also included in our MEP design an additional 1,200 MBH of high-efficiency condensing boilers. An associated cooling tower, pumps and piping were also included.  

CMTA acted as the design build contractor for this project, hiring the subcontractors needed to install the equipment. We also provided full commissioning services. The central plant additions and renovations will serve the new science building on campus for the next decade. This project is calculated to pay for itself in less than 8 years. Notably, this project helped Berea College reach its goal of reducing overall energy use by 55%, as well as reducing the carbon footprint of the campus.