Central Plant

This 81,000 sq.ft. utility plant heats and cools more than 5.5 million sq.ft. of office space in the Capitol and 22 other state buildings in downtown Sacramento. The plant’s features include cooling towers to release heat pulled from state buildings and a 140-foot tall, 4.25 million gallon, thermal energy storage tank for reserves of chilled water during off-peak energy demand times. The plant uses solar panels to provide energy for the offices in the building. Stearns managed the entire structural steel package from procurement, detailing, and fabrication to erection.


Project Details

Client: Department of General Services

Location: Sacramento, CA

Contractor: Skanska USA

Architect: Nacht & Lewis

Engineer-of-Record: CYS Engineers

Size: 81,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 3

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2008



LEED Gold certified project for its environmental design.