Concord Engineering awarded Drexel University’s Energy Master Plan

Concord Engineering has been awarded Drexel University’s Energy Master Plan project. The scope of the project includes more than 7,633,000 square feet, incorporating four campuses. Concord Engineering is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA).

Michael Fischette

Michael Fischette

The University’s vision for the plan includes comfort, performance and redundancy with minimum operating cost. Drexel’s University City, Health Science Campus Operations, Queen Lane and The Academy of Natural Sciences locations will all be analyzed as part of the project.

Concord Engineering will be evaluating the University’s energy usage, identifying significant energy users and energy conservation measures, as well as providing order of magnitude cost/benefit analyses to facilitate prioritization of those opportunities. The effort will require a detailed review and evaluation of all campus energy supply contracts for electricity, natural gas and steam.

Concord has also developed similar energy/utility master plans for other higher education clients including Princeton University, the University of Florida, Rowan University and Montclair State University.

Said Michael Fischette, CEO of Concord Engineering, “We appreciate this great opportunity to assist Drexel in any sustainable and energy efficient expansion efforts that will be aligned with growth in its academic and residential infrastructure.”

About Drexel University

Drexel University is a private research university with three campuses in Philadelphia and one in Sacramento, California. It was founded in 1891 by Anthony J. Drexel, a noted financier and philanthropist. As of 2015, more than 26,000 students are enrolled in over 70 undergraduate programs and more than 100 master’s, doctoral, and professional programs at the university.  Drexel’s cooperative education program (co-op) is a unique aspect of the school’s degree programs, offering students the opportunity to gain up to 18 months of paid, full-time work experience in a field relevant to their undergraduate major or graduate degree program prior to graduation.

About Concord Engineering

Concord Engineering, located at 3020 Market Street, is a full-service MEP/FP facility design, power engineering, energy advisory and utility consulting, and commissioning firm, specializing in facility and power plant design.  Specialty services include utility master planning, energy procurement and risk management, hotel/gaming facilities, higher education and commercial office facilities, district energy systems, renewable technologies (solar, wind, and biogas), combined cycle, combined heat & power, geothermal systems and high voltage substation design. The firm  has offices in Voorhees, NJ, Atlantic City and Wilmington, DE. For more information, visit

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EDITOR: Leonard Phillips, IDEA Director of Business Development, International District Energy Association (IDEA), a nonprofit association founded in 1909.; +1 508-366-9339.
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