Expertise Facility Types

Central Energy Facility

Stanford University

As part of the Stanford Energy System Innovation (SESI) Initiative, the 125,614 SF Central Energy Facility project includes a heat recovery chiller plant serving the entire campus, teaching facilities, administrative offices, an OSHPD-compliant cooling and heating plant, a service yard, and a new 100 MVA electrical substation.
126,514 sq ft
ZGF Architects
Awards and Mentions
2017 AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Award winner

The Challenge

How to place a large new power plant on the Stanford University campus, next to the golf course, in proximity to Stanford Hospital, other campus buildings, and nearby residences – and still be a good neighbor.

Our Solution

CGA worked with the design team to model the potential noise emission from the new plant, assess possible impacts to neighbors, and worked to incorporate environmental noise control into the design.