The Pennsylvania State University is committed to reducing energy consumption while placing a strong emphasis on sustainable design. In doing so, the University commissioned Wiley|Wilson develop an energy system master plan to thoroughly evaluate the existing infrastructure for generating steam, electric power, and chilled water on the main campus. Prime considerations initiating the energy system master plan included increasing steam generation capability while taking into account the age and condition of the existing plan. Wiley|Wilson studied the energy efficiency of the system in order to reduce the amount of fossil fuels consumed and emissions generated.
Subsequently, Wiley|Wilson was commissioned to perform two additional design projects on the main campus. The first project was to develop bridging documents for the construction of a 6-MW combustion turbine/heat recovery steam generator (CT/HRSG). The second project was to provide construction documents for improvements to the electrical distribution system to allow connection of the CT/HRSG.