Infrastructure Design and Consulting
For more than 50 years, Syska Hennessy has provided consulting and design services for central energy plants (CEP) and distribution systems for commercial and government facilities around the world. We design the plants that provide the lifeblood of a building or campus, generating and delivering power, air, water, gas, and information and communication technology.
Design, Maintenance and Upgrades
We help clients maintain, assess and redesign their infrastructure, encompassing chiller and boiler plants, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and ICT, integrating new technologies to improve energy efficiency and lower operating costs. For instance, we designed the original infrastructure of a large and vital complex campus 40 years ago. In the last few years, we led the complete renovation of the client’s entire campus infrastructure, overseeing a phased replacement process while maintaining ongoing operations in a dense urban campus environment. That multi-year project reduced our client’s energy consumption by 82% while putting in resiliency and capacity for increased demand in the future for the next 50 years.
Assessments That Deliver
We also consult with clients prior to development, such as Governors Island in New York City and St. Elizabeth’s campus in Washington, DC. For the Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA, Syska’s engineers analyzed available fuel including electric, steam, hybrid, and geothermal sources; and conducted a life cycle cost analysis to deliver an efficient CEP to achieve a LEED Silver® rating.
When new mega developments are underway, Syska’s engineers analyze local infrastructure for the capacity to meet new demands for power, gas, and water and ICT prior to construction. Before the $1B Metropolis development in Los Angeles broke ground on phase one, we defined the infrastructure requirements to support the entire project for the city and civil engineers. At Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, our experts determined not only that a new central energy plant would be necessary for the complex, but they conducted economic analysis and even helped our clients secure more than $6M in capital grants so they could launch the project. That plant has been so successful that resort operational costs have dropped by $8M.