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Building Energy Solutions, Syracuse, New York, has extensive experience and involvement in all phases of projects, starting with the preparation of feasibility studies, budgeting, estimating and the design of HVAC, MEP, cogeneration and lighting projects, to managing the installation, commissioning of systems and the developing of maintenance procedures. We tailor our services to fit each client and pride ourselves on flexible, hands-on and personalized engineering services.

Building Energy Solutions has successfully assisted clients with specific and overall energy needs in a variety of sectors of the economy, from educational buildings to hospitality facilities. BES has also participated in several LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified projects.

We have the technical know-how with an understanding of the changing energy marketplace that enables us to deliver effective, efficient and appropriate energy solutions to all of our clients.

RECENT PROJECTS

INSTITUTIONAL MEP

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York
Sterile Processing Department Upgrade Project – Provided plumbing design for the rearrangement of process and equipment for UMU’s three sterile processing rooms. Also provided mechanical design for the resizing of the steam service entrance to the East Tower pressure reducing station to be right sized for building load and increase pressure as required for some new sterilizer equipment.
Syracuse City School District Seymour Dual Language Academy Steam Boiler Plant Upgrade
Provided MEP design for new steam heating plant and temporary heating plant required during construction to maintain operation of school while failed heating plant was replaced.

COMMISSIONING

M+W Group/Empire State Development
Utica, New York
Nano Initiative Danfoss Silicon Chip Manufacturing Fit-out - BES was the Commissioning Authority for this silicon chip manufacturing center, including two large clean rooms, administration and support areas. Systems include clean room ventilation equipment providing very specific environmental conditions; 900 ton chilled water plant for comfort and process loads; heating plant, and process equipment including compressed air systems, pure water, etc. 

REPORTS

Madison Oneida BOCES Infrastructure Report for Capital Construction Planning 
Prepared report to review existing MEP infrastructure and provide recommendations and requirements for long term capital construction planning, subsequently installed.

COMMERCIAL

Lerman Building
Oneida, New York
Provided MEP design for the conversion of this historic downtown building to a mixed use building with retail on 1st floor and 10 apartments on upper floors, includes all new utility services.

ENERGY AUDITS AND FEASIBILTY STUDIES

Joint School Construction Board
Syracuse, NY 
Provided Energy Analysis to quantify the energy savings that would be realized from proposed renovations at five schools including Blodgett Academy, Huntington k-8, Dr. Weeks Elementary, Grant Middle, HW Smith k-8 and Institute of Technology. The reports included associated construction costs and payback analysis of various scenarios.

PROJECTS

INSTITUTIONAL MEP DESIGN

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Madison-Oneida BOCES
Verona, New York
BES has worked with BOCES for over 20 years including:

  • MORIC NOC Emergency Power Project - Electrical design for new emergency generator plant to serve Network Operations Center serving 50 school districts which previously only had 2 hours of UPS emergency power and HVAC was not covered.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Infrastructure Report for Capital Construction Planning
  • MORIC NOC HVAC Upgrade Project –Feasibility Study and MEP design for dedicated Computer Room Air conditioning system to replace old mixed HVAC equipment serving Data Center.
  • Prime consultant for NYSERDA CHP Demonstration Project consists of six 100 kW permanent magnet generators and provides heating, DHW and cooling to the 250,000 square foot facility. The plant operates in parallel and standby modes. This facility is now used as a Place of Refuge for the American Red Cross during emergency situations. Building Energy Solutions had a five year contract to assist with operations, energy analysis, and utility interface.
  • Campus wide energy conservation project.

Syracuse City School District
Syracuse, New York
Prime Consultant for over 25 HVAC and electrical upgrade projects, energy savings, improvements in air quality and reduced maintenance requirements. Lighting upgrades in 13 schools with over a total of 1,300,000 sq. ft. Ongoing Miscellaneous Engineering agreement for HVAC and electrical projects. Projects all coordinated around school calendar, within tight budget constraints.
Provided MEP Design for:

  • ITC NOC Emergency Power Upgrade Project
  • Seymour Dual Language Academy Steam Boiler Plant Upgrade and Temporary Boiler
  • Delaware Pool HVAC and Dehumidification Upgrade
  • Lincoln Middle School Chilled Water Plant Upgrade Project
  • Henninger High School Chilled Water System Upgrade.
  • Print Shop HVAC Upgrade.
  • Nottingham duct design associated with pool structural renovations.
  • Mechanical design for office space at Rockwest office complex.
  • Nottingham High School Kitchen HVAC Upgrade Feasibility Study
  • Nottingham High School Pool HVAC and Lighting Retrofit. Upgrades to Olympic-sized pool. HVAC System, and lighting throughout school.
  • Beard, Webster, Huntington schools and Service Center Boiler Upgrade Project – Design and Construction Management of steam heating plant upgrade: average age of existing plant was 90 years old.
  • Corcoran High School HVAC and Cogeneration Upgrade.
  • Central Offices, Johnson Center, HW Smith, BOVA and Warehouse Energy Management Project – Installed basic Energy Management System at five buildings and connected to existing central network and centralized building information system. Project is currently under construction.
  • Lincoln and Bellevue Elementary Schools – Upgraded VAV ventilation system for IAQ compliance, emergency power system, EMS and lighting.

Syracuse Housing Authority - 2015
Syracuse, New York
BES has worked with SHA for over 6 years including:

  • Southwest Community Center HVAC Upgrade Project MPE Design
  • James Geddes Boiler Plant Upgrade Projects at 427 Tully St and 315 Gifford St MEP Design for two boiler and DHW plants serving four 98 story apartment buildings.
  • Building assessment for Central Village and James Geddes Housing.

Rochester City School District Duffy School #12 Reconstruction Project
Rochester, New York
BES provided the plumbing design for the reconstruction of 3 elementary schools - #7, #10 and #12.

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York
BES has worked with UMU for over 10 years
Projects include:

  • Neurosurgery Outpatient and Administration Relocation Project HVAC and Plumbing Design
  • Sterile Processing Department Plumbing Design
  • Surgical Specialties Relocation HVAC and Plumbing Design
  • Institute of Human Performance Pool HVAC Upgrade Project MEP Design
  • Dr. Sarah Loguen Center - Plumbing design for renovations to original building
  • Community General Campus Water Treatment/Cooling Tower Replacement Project
  • PET/CT Scan Project – HVAC and Plumbing Design
  • Silverman Hall Electric Upgrade – Plumbing and HVAC Design
  • East Garage Snow Melt Project – Plumbing design for new snow melt system.
  • Institute for Human Performance – Smoke Hatch Upgrade Project.
  • Weiskotten Room 160 Renovation - MEP Design.
  • Jacobson Hall Payroll Renovations - MEP Design.
  • Emergency Room Upgrades Phase II: MEP Design
  • Emergency Department CT Upgrade Project Phase II: MEP Design
  • School of Nursing 3rd Floor Renovations: Office and kitchen renovations. MEP Design
    Campus Activities Building (CAB):  ADA Bathroom and upgrade Renovation of gym areas.
  • Weiskotten Hall 2nd Floor Office Renovations Project
  • 5th and 6th Floor Ventilation Project - design for the re-balancing and modifications of ventilation for 5th and 6th floors including all labs, offices and ancillary spaces to correct longstanding air distribution problem.
  • 5707 and 5709 Lab Renovations Project- MEP Design

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse, New York

  • Baker Hall and Bray Hall Data Room HVAC Upgrade Projects HVAC design to correct longstanding climate control problems.
  • Roosevelt Wildlife Research and Teaching Laboratory Electric Design.
  • Illick Hall Soil Laboratory Upgrade Project Electric Design and HVAC Commissioning
  • Parking Garage Renovations Plumbing and Electrical Design
  • MEP Design for New Maintenance and Offices at Heiberg Station including wood gasification boiler and infloor heating, Tully NY
  •  MEP Design for Researcher housing and offices on Governor’s Island.

SUNY Morrisville

  • Galbreath Hall Expansion Tank Replacement Project – Mechanical Design to correctly size expanision
  • Crawford Hall Hot Water Heating Piping Redesign – Mechanical design to correct long term piping and control problem at building heating plant.

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Trillium Café MEP Design

  • Fraternity Conversion Boiler Upgrade Project MEP Design

SUNY at New Paltz
New Paltz, New York
Speech and Language and Hearing Center Renovations Electrical design.

New York State Insurance Fund
Liverpool, New York
Prime consultant for the upgrade of the existing heat recovery system to replace aging equipment and bring the120,000 sq. ft. office building up to current ventilation standards.

Kelberman IRA Residence
Chittenango, New York
MEP and fire protection design for eight bedroom assisted living residence.

Lyncourt Union Free School
Syracuse, New York
Capital Construction Project MEP design

James Square Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Syracuse, New York
Preparation of feasibility study/schematic design for complete HVAC Upgrade; design of DHW system

Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare Residence Hall
125 Green Street, Syracuse, New York
Heating and DHW upgrade.

Joint School Construction Board (JSCB) for City of Syracuse
Building Energy Solutions is working on four teams associated with the Syracuse City School District’s Renovation Projects, as follows:

  • Plumbing design for H.W. Smith: and  Institute of Technology Reconstruction Projects
  • MEP Construction Management for HW Smith Reconstruction Project

C&S Engineers
Syracuse, New York

  • SUNY Cortland Assistance with the MEP portion of construction management for the new Student Life Center.
  •  Cornell University - Plant Science Building Renovation Project and Bradfield Lab Renovation Project.- HVAC and EMS design for fume hoods and lab renovations.
  • SUNY Potsdam - Hosmer Concert Hall, Knowles Dining Hall, and Lehman Dining Hall.- EMS design.
  • SUNY Binghamton - University Union.- Design of the EMS system for major renovations.

NYS Department of Corrections
Albion, New York
Design of 300 kW Cogeneration at Albion Correctional Facility.Assisted with National Grid Application and design review for Cogen at Wyoming Correctional Facility.

COMMISSIONING

boiler room pipes Syracuse City School District Bellevue Elementary School Reconstruction Project
Albany, New York
Commissioning Authority for the total renovation of LEED School, including all MEP systems.

Oswego Health
Oswego, New York
3rd and 4th Floor Medical/Surgical Renovations and Behavioral Health Services Projects – Commissioning Authority for the renovations of inpatient surgical floors and the relocation of Behavioral Service to renovated building.

M+W Group/Empire State Development
Utica, New York
Nano Initiative Danfoss Silicon Chip Manufacturing Fit-out
BES was the Commissioning Authority for this silicon chip manufacturing center, including two large clean rooms, administration and support areas. Systems include clean room ventilation equipment providing very specific environmental conditions; 900 ton chilled water plant for comfort and process loads; heating plant, and process equipment including compressed air systems, pure water, etc.

NY OGS
Oswego, New York
Kingston Armory Energy Efficiency Project
Commissioning Authority for new lighting system and renovated mechanical System.

Rochester Schools Modernization Program
Provided design, submittal, TAB and O&M reviews for 12 school renovation projects to assist Erdman Anthony - the Commissioning Authority.

Stantec
Assisted Stantec, the commissioning Authority with Functional Performance Testing of the following: NYS Dulles Office Building HVAC Renovations Watertown NY; Camp Smith New York Reserves Training Center Cortlandtville, New York

Bergman Associates
Assisted the Commissioning Authority with Functional Performance Testing at Buffalo State College Caudell Hall Reconstruction Project and Several North Country NYS Correctional Facilities’ Mechanical Upgrade Projects

NYSERDA Wood Pellet Boiler Systems
Provided Commissioning Service for five wood pellet boiler systems including municipalities, residential and commercial.

Army National Guard Aviation Readiness Center
Bangor International Airport, Bangor, Maine
Enhanced commissioning for a new 52,000 sq. ft. LEED rated training facility for all MEP systems.

Westover Air Force Base Building 7000 IR Project
Chicopee, Massuchusetts
Commissioning of infrared heating, make-up air unit, and gas detection system for C-5 cargo jet fuel cell (tank) repair hanger.

SUNY College of ESF Aquatic Research Facility and Baker Hall Labs Project
Syracuse, New York
MEP Commissioning for Aquatics Lab and boathouse on Governors Island and associated renovations to CIRTS Aquatic Lab on main campus.

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Electromagnetic Sensory Facility Project
Newport, Rhode Island
Commissioning of new four story research building for all MEP services including, clean rooms, central heating, cooling and ventilation, solar and DHW.

One Park Place IRS Office Relocation Project
Syracuse, New York
Motor Pool Relocation Project Commissioning for 18,000 square feet of tenant fit-out in A-rated office.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Army Legal Services & Courthouse Project
Ft. Belvoir, Virginia
Commissioning of four story administration building and courthouse building for BRAC.

SUNY Albany RNA Institute Project
Albany, Motor Pool Relocation Project
Enhanced electrical and plumbing commissioning for the fit-out of laboratory space in the new RNA Institute Building.

U.S. Military Academy
West Point, New York
Motor Pool Relocation Project - Commissioning of HVAC and electrical systems in four buildings: Maintenance, Administration, Wastewater Treatment, and Vehicle Wash Buildings.

Air Force Research Laboratory Cyber Operations Technology Facilities
Rome, New York
Commissioning for building HVAC alterations for computer research center. LEED compliant project.

Air Force Research Laboratory
BRAC Add-To & Alter Information Directorate Laboratory
Rome, New York
Commissioning for building addition including air handling units, boilers, humidification, terminal units, and EMS. LEED compliant project.

NYS Police Forensic Building  
Ray Brook, Oneida, and Middletown, New York
Commissioning of three new LEED 20,000 sq. ft. facilities' HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems.

NYS Department of Corrections
Attica and Buffalo, New York
Energy Improvement Projects - Responsible for commissioning associated with campus wide projects at Attica/ Wyoming and Wende/Buffalo Correctional Facilities. Commissioning included air handling units, ventilation systems, steam control and condensate systems, boilers, terminal units, heat exchangers, pumps, absorption chiller and associated equipment, solar PV and central EMS.

ENERGY AUDITS AND FEASIBILTY STUDIES

tools used on jobs New York State Insurance Fund
Liverpool, New York
Prepared an ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit for the Liverpool office of the NY State Insurance Fund.

Red Hook Houses Energy Resiliency Project
Brooklyn, New York
Assisted O’Brien & Gere to develop energy resiliency options for this 30 building housing complex including CHP renewable and traditional systems.

University of Albany
Albany, New York
Assisting O’Brien and Gere with the evaluation and preparation of ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Audit for 70 buildings, and Level II Energy Audit for 20 buildings.

Thatcher Company
Williamson, New York
Tax Certification for energy conservation project.

Immaculate Conception School
Fayetteville, New York
Feasibility Study for the upgrade of the HVAC system including need, cost, requirements, and scheduling for the project, project implemented based on this Study.

City University of New York
New York, New York
Building Energy Solutions assisted with the energy analysis for O'Brien & Gere's energy assessment as required by the Greenhouse Gas Climate Initiative of NY City for 7 CUNY campuses.

Air National Guard
Niagara Falls, New York
107th Airlift Wing, Building 904 Roof Repair Project
Preparation of a Solar Energy Feasibility Study in conjunction with Roof Repair Report .

Marlboro Central School District
Marlboro, New York
Energy Impact and Construction Cost Report for high school renovations used as basis for converting school form all electric to gas hot water heating.

JAV Foods Corporation
New York, New York
NYSERDA funded energy audit for retail catering grocery store.

COMMERCIAL MEP

men pushing tank into place Beak and Skiff Bio Mass Processing Facility
Electric design for new food grade processing facility.

M & T Bank
Plumbing design for two new water service entrance and backflow prevention interconnection applications.

Urban Outfitters Destiny USA  
MEP Design for new store

Crossroad Community Church
MEP Design for new Church

Living Word Church Maintenance Facility
Electric Design for new building.

Connecticut On-Site Renewable Energy Projects
Works with Pure Point Energy, a renewable energy installer, to design and implement over 20 photovoltaic solar projects for farms, residences and small businesses over 5 years 

  • Mapleleaf Farm, Hebron, CT
  • Paul Bucciaglia, New Milford, CT
  • Kacerguis Farms, Bethlehem, CT
  • Jim Kacerguis, Bethlehem, CT
  • Averill Farms, Washington, CT
  • The Hickories, Ridgefield, CT

Lerman Building
MEP Deign for Renovation of historic building to commercial and apartments.

Trudeau Museum Major Renovations
Saranac Lake, New York
Electrical design

Beauty Bar
Syracuse New York
New beauty salon plumbing and electric design

Recovery Lounge
Fayetteville,New York
Sports therapy suite with saunas, cryotherapy and float tanks MEP Design

New Water Service Backflow Prevention and Interconnection Application Submissions
BES has designed and prepared the NYS Department of Health required application package for new water service for many locations including Gear Factory, 1022 Fayette Street Restaurant, Goat Barn, Galuski Baseball Storage Building, Holiday Inn, Seneca Building, Reef Restaurant and many others.

Wood Pellet Boiler System
Provided mechanical design for several Wood Pellet how water heating systems including Long Lake Highway Department and Long Lake Municipal Building.

Interfaith Works of Central NY
Syracuse, New York
MEP design for new interfaith offices.

Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Center
Geneva, New York
Complete HVAC redesign for this office facility.

Home HeadQuarters
Community Kitchen Project – MEP Design for commercial community kitchen

Compassion Coalition Grocery Store
Utica, New York
MEP Design

Rae Butler at oonsite project Marshall BioResources
North Rose, New York
Mechanical and electrical design and energy analysis services for this specialized animal breeding facility:

  • Storage dehumidification project
  • HVAC and electric design of existing building converted to a clean room animal breeding facility.
  • HVAC design for a new clean room animal breeding facility, including future expansion.
  • Ground source preheat and pre-cooling for barn ventilation system. Barns are required to maintain specific environmental conditions.
  • Lab and office ventilation HVAC design.
  • Analysis of energy cost reports for HVAC upgrade options.
  • Stevens Ford, Milford, CT
  • Hepworth Farms, Milton, NY

Destiny Apartments
Syracuse, New York
MEP Design for apartment building with 60 units from converted old factory

AMOS Building
Syracuse, New York
MEP Design for mixed use addition to historic building

Geddes Apartments
Syracuse, New York
MEP design for church converted to 10 apartments

Hill Medical Building
Syracuse, New York
Deign of building-wide fire alarm upgrade

Cortland Cable
Cortland, New York
Design of process dehumidification for cable drying room.

ABM Industries, Inc.
Geneva, New York
Mechanical design services for seed development company’s relocated and expanded seed research lab, including clean room and labs, in a renovated building.

Wayne County Egg Farm
Butler, New York
Backflow prevention application for three new domestic water services.

Barr Transportation and Maintenance Facility
Auburn, New York
MEP Design for new commercial truck maintenance facility using recycled oil, in-floor heating.

Auburn Community Federal Credit Union
Weedsport, New York
MEP design of a new bank.

Key Bank
Syracuse and Canton, New York; St. Albans, Vermont
MEP Design for renovations

rooftop hvac system Auburn Fire Department
Auburn, New York
MEP design for bathroom renovations.

Kuno Oil
MEP design for new office building

Maines Paper and Food
Camillus, New York
Mechanical and electrical design.

Salt Dome
Town of Paris, New York

Jefferson Clinton Commons
Syracuse, New York
Mechanical design. LEED accredited

Goodyear
Ithaca, New York
MEP design

The Inn at East Wind
Wading River, New York
Feasibility study for cogeneration systems at the hotel, banquet, and catering facility.

Kozy Shack
Long Island, New York
Feasibility study for steam turbine at food production plant.

Pizza Hut
Leray and New Hartford, New York
MEP Design

FedEx Freight Distribution Center
Dewitt, New York
MEP design