Energy Management Division. Combined,
Sievertsen and Douglas have more than 50
years’ experience in managing energy cost
and consumption for industrial, commercial, retail, healthcare and institutional
Sebesta Blomberg created the Sustainable Facility Services Division in response to
its clients’ strong emphasis on managing
future facility operating and maintenance
costs. The division will be headed by Tia
Heneghan, LEED AP, who currently man-
ages Sebesta Blomberg’s Colorado office.
Heneghan will be responsible for the
overall strategic development and growth
of the Sustainable Facilities Service Sector.
She has served as lead sustainability consultant for the company’s work for the
Pentagon, Adobe, Northwestern University,
and others. She serves on the United
States Green Building Council Energy as a
member of the Atmosphere Technical
Advisory Group and is active in several
other national organizations. Richard Ney,
PhD, PE, LEED AP will be responsible for
providing Sebesta Blomberg’s emission
trading services, which enhance the sustainability, energy management, and environmental services provided. Ney is in
Sebesta Blomberg’s Iowa office and will
provide overall strategic development and
growth of the Emission Trading Services.
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New Mizzou Arena Connects to
2004 System of the Year
Since 2000, the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) campus has
added 16 percent new space, and it plans to
add an additional 14 percent through 2009
for a total addition of approximately 4 million gross sq ft. MU’s Campus Facilities
Energy Management Department, recipient
of IDEA’s 2004 System of the Year Award,
has responded to increased energy demands
by making sure necessary utility supply and
distribution systems are in place to reliably
and efficiently serve these new facilities.
Recent campus additions include a
new Life Sciences Research Center, a renovated and expanded student recreation
center, new residence halls, a new dining facility and – one of the most
notable projects – a new state-of-the-art basketball arena. The $75 million Mizzou Arena was completed in September 2004 just in time for
the 2004-2005 MU Tiger basketball season. It provides 15,000 spectator seats for basketball events, 26 private suites and 1,000 club seats
with dedicated concessions and restrooms. The arena also features
state-of-the-art training facilities, locker rooms, study centers and
Mizzou Arena’s 20,000-lb/hr steam and 1,300 k W electric loads are
served by the MU power plant and connected by underground looped
distribution systems. Cogenerating steam and electricity for more than
113 years, the MU system today includes six boilers, two gas-turbine
generators with heat-recovery boilers, and four steam-turbine generators serving more than 13 million sq ft of campus facilities.
Due to proximity of the new arena to the existing Hearnes Center,
a satellite chilled-water facility was constructed in the Hearnes Center
to serve both facilities. The 2,700 tons of refrigeration at this site are
very diverse, allowing operators to make dispatching decisions based
on the best economics for the entire district energy system.
Cogeneration is maximized by using steam
Courtesy University of Missouri
chillers, highly efficient variable-speed
electric centrifugal chillers use available
cogenerated electricity, and air-cooled
chillers handle the winter cooling
demands. Water for domestic and fire
protection are supplied from MU’s
potable water supply.
As a customer of the MU Energy
Management Department, Intercollegiate
Athletics (ICA) benefits from the connec-
tion to centralized utilities in many ways.
Receiving highly efficient, cost-effective
and reliable energy allows customers like ICA to focus their resources
on their institutional mission.
For more information on MU’s Energy Management Department
go to www.cf. missouri.edu/energy/.
The University of Missouri-Columbia’s Mizzou Arena
For a list of other buildings throughout North America using district
energy service, see the District Energy Space section of IDEA’s Web site at