we empower organizations to decarbonize, achieve efficiency goals and plan for long term, climate friendly facilities
End to End, Lifetime Service
Our energy team supports our clients from project inception through building occupancy, sometimes even beyond for high-performing buildings. For existing buildings, we provide auditing and metering services, in addition to traditional engineering services such as design and construction support. We also work with our commissioning team to make sure systems perform as intended.
Engineers and Policy Experts
Our engineers closely follow local, state and federal energy policies to stay up-to-date on the latest changes that affect the AE industry. Additionally, we’re always working with utility companies to understand the latest incentive programs. We also work with our clients to understand their own policies and help set achievable goals for energy and carbon reduction at their facilities.
Being a full-service MEPT design firm gives our staff a nuanced understanding of systems and operation. We work with various manufacturers to understand the latest innovations in HVAC. We strive to utilize new technologies and strategies to offer better solutions for our clients’ needs.
Cal State Long Beach, Net-Zero Energy College of Professional & International Education
Long Beach, CA
Engineering News-Record (ENR) California Region - Best Green Project
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Long Beach/South Bay Chapter - Honor Award
California Higher Education Sustainability Conference - Overall Sustainable Design
The 35,000 SF College of Professional and International Education (CPIE) is CSULB’s first ever Net-Zero Energy (NZE) building. This project incorporates many of the things we’re passionate about: Cal State Long Beach and the wider Long Beach community, energy efficient design and sustainable practices. This $32 million design-build partnership team included Matt Construction, ZGF Architects, MHP Structural Engineers, PSOMAS and Vantage Technology. Collaborative efforts and innovative solutions have earned this building a LEED Platinum Certification.
The CPIE building houses classrooms and a conference center and is located along the central portion of the campus. Our design is based on a holistic approach involving ideal building orientation and window placement and an efficient envelope to maximize daylighting and minimize electric lighting during the day. The windows also allow for natural ventilation to the spaces; we combined this natural ventilation strategy with the use of ceiling fans help improve occupant comfort and minimize HVAC energy costs. We also incorporated a direct outside air system with demand control and radiant floor cooling and heating. Our team used water conservation strategies like smart fixtures, aerators and storm water capture to minimize water use. These elements – along with rooftop solar panels - combine to achieve energy neutrality and are consistent with Savings by Design Criteria that reduces overall energy use. The building’s exterior covered spaces feature plenty of greenery for students and the public to relax in and enjoy. The results were 16.7% better than 2016 Title 24 (not including PV)View More Energy Projects
Tara Shoorideh's considerable experience in HVAC system design and controls has left her well-equipped to serve as Energy Service Leader for P2S. As a mechanical engineer and project manager, Tara has worked on various HVAC design, control, and energy and decarbonization study projects for different types of educational, healthcare, aerospace, government, and commercial facilities. Types of facilities include central plants, learning and research facilities, laboratories, recreational facilities and administrative buildings. Her experience working with both the UC and CSU systems has led to an understanding of pertinent code requirements and the green building principles these universities favor.
Tara is responsive to client goals and mindful of all details, offering innovative solutions to even the most challenging problems. Tara is talented in energy modeling and continually strives to deliver the most accurate simulations and highest quality design to all clients. Tara is an active member of ASHRAE, where she's formerly served as Director of Public Relations and Research Promotion and currently serves on Technical Committee Standard 1.4, Guideline 13. She is also a member of ASPE.