MEP

The Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Team specializes in designing high performance building, lighting, and power systems for commercial, industrial and residential applications, and for municipal assets such as lift stations and wastewater treatment plants. Our project approach emphasizes sustainability and practicality, eliminating oversized and overly complicated “solutions.” The Western Slope presents many unique and challenging environments for MEP projects–our local expertise sets the bar for project success.

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MEP Services

At SGM we seek to provide a balanced MEP design solution using appropriate, proven technology, energy modeling and active hands-on involvement in a project from conception through ownership. Simply put, our designs work in the environment they are placed, can be built by available contractors and can be maintained by available resources while performance is sustained through the life of the project.

Some of the specific expertise our skilled electrical and mechanical engineering staff provides includes:

  • Revit and 3D Collaboration
  • FLIR (Infrared) Imaging
  • Building Energy Modeling
  • System Payback Analysis
  • Lighting Photometric Analysis
  • Lighting Design
  • Generator Specifications and
  • Back-up Power Design
  • Construction Administration and Management
  • Building and Conditions Assessment
MEP Applications
  • Snowmelt
  • Geothermal Source Heat Pump Systems
  • Hot Springs Development
  • Industrial Exhaust and Process
  • Clean Spaces
  • Explosive Environments
  • Radiant Floor
  • Marijuana Grow and Extraction Operations

Market Segments
  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Modular Residential
  • Developments
  • High-end Residential
  • Core/Shell & Tenant Finish Clean Spaces
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Retail Spaces
  • Vehicle Maintenance Garages
  • Restaurants
  • Education
  • Municipal Assets
Featured Projects
Relevant SGM Projects
Client Project Title

Commissioning Projects

The Ritz Carlton Full facility Audit and Recommissioning of HVAC and Control Systems and EDM,preliminary year one savings of over $80,000
Grand River Health Proof of Performance Commissioning of HVAC, Lighting and Control Systems of new Battlement Mesa facility
Aspen School District Recommissioning of HVAC and Control Systems and EDM, saved over $5,000 during Spring Break week
Grand River Health Monitoring Based Commissioning of HVAC, Lighting and Control Systems of existing Rifle facility
Riverside Professional Building Full facility Audit and Retrocommissioning of HVAC and Control Systems, reduced energy use by 60% with a 5-year simple payback
Shea Garfield County Office Building Proof of Performance Commissioning of HVAC, Lighting and Control Systems
St. Regis Aspen Proof of Performance Commissioning of retrofitted HVAC system
Dancing Bear Aspen Recommissioning of HVAC and Control Systems and EDM
Town of Parachute Retrocommissioning of HVAC and Control Systems, reduced annual $/sf by 25%
City of Glenwood Springs Retrocommissioning and LEED consulting of newly constructed Wastewater Treatment Facility and Lift Station
City of Aspen Part of Burlingame Phase II commissioning team, providing envelope testing for 48 units with high performance goals
Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Projects
The City of Glenwood Springs Currently providing MEP design of a new 18,000 sf Electric Operations Center
Ridgway Fire District Currently providing MEP design of a new 13,000 sf Fire Station pursuing LEED certification
Town of New Castle Mechanical design; construction mgmt; LEED consulting of new Public Works Facility including project development of integrated 70kW PV array producing over 66%
Glenwood Springs Ford MEP Design, Construction Administration and Commissioning for Remodel
Bighorn Toyota Mechanical Design for Remodel
Aspen Skiing Company Snowmass Club Pools and Spas Heating Renovations, Asset Management, Energy Assessments of several ASC facilities, HVAC upgrades of many ASC facilities
Salida Hot Springs Pool Hot Springs Pipeline Assessment to Raise Pool Temperatures, Building Humidity Issues, Centennial Park Master Plan Feasibility Study
Energy Assessment Projects
Aspen Skiing Company General energy management services including energy data management, audits and misc. consulting
Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge and Pool Energy Audit of all facilities, earned ‘greenleader’ designation on tripadvisor.com
EPA Developed and conducted a 3-day technical energy management training for water and wastewater utilities
Alternative Energy Projects
Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Project Manager for nationally recognized$5.3M CNG facilities project including due diligence, design, construction oversight and ongoing safety inspections for fueling station and maintenance facility upgrades
Steamboat Springs Transit Alternative Fuel Analysis and energy price forecasting for diesel, hybrid, natural gas and battery-electric buses
Town of New Castle Project Manager for 70 kW photovoltaic Power Purchase Agreement project including due diligence, draft RFP, and manage solicitation process
Knapp Ranch Conceptual energy balance analysis to identify viable off-grid opportunities including hydro, solar and biomass; used state of the art energy monitoring network; evaluated 7 micro hydro sites
Colorado Energy Office Developed a financial model & feasibility report template for the State; research and develop small hydro case studies
Welles-Barr Residence Energy balance analysis to identify viable off-grid opportunities for heat and power including solar and biomass
City of Glenwood Springs Designed geothermal snowmelt system for pedestrian bridge using waste heat from Hot Springs Pool
Asset Management Projects
Aspen Skiing Company Comprehensive analysis of all facility assets for 14 on-mountain restaurants, 8 housing complexes, including condition assessment; repair, replacement & maintenance recommendations, schedule and 20 year cost estimates; energy audits
Town of Snowmass Village Comprehensive analysis of all facility assets for primary town facilities, including condition assessment; repair, replacement & maintenance recommendations, schedule and 20 year cost estimates
Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association Comprehensive analysis of all facility assets for Recreation Center, including condition assessment; repair, replacement & maintenance recommendations, schedule and 20 year cost estimates; energy audit and staff training
Green Development Projects
Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Consulted to ‘Green BRT’, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and alternative fuels
Foothills Development Consulted on proposed multi-use development with strong vision of community-wide sustainability; net-zero homes, LEED
Energy Program Projects
Colorado Energy Office Subconsultant for the State’s Energy Performance Contracting Program, serving as a technical and financial advisor to local governments
Colorado Energy Office Developed, managed and served as technical advisor  for $2.7M Main Street Efficient Initiative for small businesses
Garfield Clean Energy Co-developed, co-managed and served as technical advisor and energy auditor for small businesses
Town of Frisco Developed and managed a community-based initiative to embrace and implement clean energy alternatives

 

Meet the MEP Team

For more information about our MEP services, please contact Brian Carpenter by email or phone at 970.384.9084.

  • Amber Haymes, PE
    Amber Haymes, PE Electrical Engineer, Durango
  • Brian Carpenter, PE
    Brian Carpenter, PE MEP Team Lead, Glenwood Springs
  • Ignacio Barrantes
    Ignacio Barrantes Engineer, Salida
  • Justin Mitchell, QCxP, CDT, CFSI II
    Justin Mitchell, QCxP, CDT, CFSI II Consultant, Grand Junction
  • Mike Suhrbier, CEM Project Manager, Glenwood Springs
  • Tony Haschke, PE, CEM, CBCP, CLEP
    Tony Haschke, PE, CEM, CBCP, CLEP Senior Engineer, Glenwood Springs
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