University of Pennsylvania and Hospital Campus Utility Master Plan

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is a world-class healthcare institution and a hub for cancer, neurosciences, cardiac care, and many other specialties. The 2.5 million SF, 15-building complex is in the heart of the University Campus.

Burns is providing utility planning, energy consulting and engineering services for the development of a Campus Utility Master Plan.

The Utility Master Plan includes the electrical, steam, and chilled water.  The objectives of this master plan are:

  • Generate a current record of the utility systems on campus
  • Develop an appropriately phased plan for equipment and distribution system additions in support of the campus master plan, as well as for future replacements, modifications, and upgrades
  • Analyze and evaluate the current chilled water system and develop optimized parameters for operation
  • Evaluate options and develop a long-term vision/plan (i.e. 20-50 years) for the future of the utility and energy systems and their associated infrastructure
  • Develop a long-term utility assessment and preventative maintenance plan
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Location: Philadelphia, PA
Client: University of Pennsylvania

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