NIH Facility Assessment Services

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) regularly monitors systems to comply with local, state, and federal rules and regulations. Our on-site assessments guarantee that the NIH’s sustainability goals, plant operations needs, maintenance requirements, and Facility Condition Index and Backlog of Maintenance and Repair reporting requirements are met. An example of our work is the extensive assessment of the Central Utility Plant (CUP) and Cogeneration Plant in Bethesda, MD. Electricity, steam, and chilled water for NIH’s central campus facilities derive from the CUP. We suggested improvements for sustainability and long-term system upgrades and associated cost estimates. Through our visits, we checked asset ages, numbers, prices, and operational settings to ensure that reports were accurate. The Cogeneration Plant, owned by the US government, is one of the largest plants globally known for its low nitrogen oxide emission output compared to other commercial turbines.

Completion Year



155,800 square feet

Construction Cost

$9.5 million

Energy Savings

$5M annual utility bill savings

58,000 tons of decreased gas emissions yearly