HVAC design at Ascent begins with a collaborative effort to determine the most appropriate system for each project. We enter into the design process with the understanding that every project is different and each client has a unique set of priorities. Our design experience encompasses a broad spectrum ranging from large central campus distribution systems to the renovation of a single classroom. Some of our specialties include central plant systems (steam, chilled water, and heating water), building design, building renovations, industrial ventilation, indoor air quality, engineering analysis of existing systems, energy studies and analysis, energy modeling, building automation systems/energy management systems, geothermal systems, thermal storage, sustainable design, LEED certification, life cycle cost analysis, code analysis, and cost estimating.
At Ascent Engineering Group, our electrical engineers bring years of experience to the design of every aspect of a facility’s electrical system. We design and specify complete power distribution systems from the power company’s service entrance down to each individual branch circuit including all distribution equipment such as switchboards, panelboards, transformers, etc. We also have proficiency in grounding and protection systems including surge protective devices (SPDs) and lightning protection systems. Emergency/standby power distribution is a specialty as well from engine generator sets and automatic transfer switches (ATS) to central battery inverter systems and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).
Lighting design is a particular area of expertise. We provide complete lighting systems for any facility in our major project areas, both interior and exterior ranging from theatrical lighting to sportslighting for athletic competition. We have a wide range of knowledge in all types of lighting from HID to LED and use computer software to model the photometric performance of our designs. We then pair the choice of lighting with appropriate lighting controls from manual switching to fully automated building wide lighting control systems for a complete lighting system design.
We bring a thorough knowledge of all applicable codes and standards such as the National Electrical Code, International Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code, ASHRAE, IESNA Lighting Handbook, ADA, etc., to everything we do. All parts of the electrical design are performed with the core principle of meeting and exceeding the operational, maintenance, energy usage and budget goals of our clients.
We offer customer-centered plumbing systems engineering, design, construction documents, and construction administration for commercial, educational, institutional, health care, food service, and residential facilities that comply with all international and local plumbing and health codes and owner preferences. The following systems are often included in our projects: Domestic water distribution, sanitary waste and vent, chemical waste, vent, and neutralization, storm water management, domestic hot water storage, heating, and distribution, natural and LP gas distribution, plumbing equipment and fixture selection and specification, medical gas piping, vacuum, and air distribution, water conservation strategies and system design including low flow and waterless fixture selection, storm water collection and storage, gray water and rain water distribution for irrigation and building use, solar hot water generation, and full LEED support documentation, calculations, and services, as well as other types of plumbing specialty systems.