A tour of the State of Michigan Secondary Complex Energy Center with a Q & A session afterword.
The State of Michigan Secondary Complex in Dimondale is a 13-building campus comprised of the state's police academy, police post, test and research labs, office space, warehouses, vehicle maintenance service garages and more. The facility's original energy center was constructed in 1975 and featured electric chillers and gas-fired boilers. Since the original installation of the energy center, buildings within the complex have undergone renovations, additions and changes in functions, greatly improving the efficiency of heating and cooling operations. Energy consumption used for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) was identified as a significant part of the complex's operating budget.
This Gemba Walk through the Energy Center shows the results of the 2012 renovation and includes a Q&A session with facility supervisor, Scott Davis. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Scott Davis has more than 20 years of experience in construction and facility maintenance and operations and is Building Operator Certified. He has worked for the State of Michigan Building Operations Division since 2002. Currently, he is the Facilities Supervisor over six facilities at the State Secondary Complex, including the Energy Center which generates chilled water, electricity and steam and distributes these along with domestic water to the entire complex of 13 facilities totaling 2.5 million square feet. Scott oversees a team of skilled trades, half of whom take the raw materials and produce the usable energy that is distributed to the facilities while the other half focus on maintaining safe and efficient environments, ensuring a high level of customer service to tenants.
Heath Miller is the Building Trades Supervisor over the Energy Center and tunnel distribution systems covering more than two miles at the State of Michigan secondary Complex. Heath worked in the private sector for several years and joined the Building Operations Division in 2011. He maintains a mechanical license, a refrigeration license and a Building Operator Certification and has over 15 years of experience in the HVAC field. He leads innovative programs and has a skilled crew of mechanics, power plant operators, and one electrician to guarantee the complex’s on-site energy generation is flexible and functioning at peak efficiency, mitigating our operating costs and maximizing returns.
Visitor and ADA accessible parking is available at the northwest building entrance.