Cooling & Heating Asset Management Program (CHAMP)

Our team is executing the Cooling & Heating Asset Management Program (CHAMP) to address HVAC modernization issues to meet mission requirements and reduce deferred maintenance growth across the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) complex.

We initially executed the CHAMP pilot and are working on the enterprisewide program. We are partnered with Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC. (LLNS) to assist in execution of cooling and heating upgrade projects across the eight NNSA sites.

We provide detailed design (Title I and Title II) and engineering during construction (Title III) including architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, civil and fire protection.

As construction manager for the design-build program, we provide scoping, build effort competitive procurement and subcontract award, management and lower-tier build subcontractors oversight and administration.

Projects are completed to provide deferred maintenance reduction; modernization of facilities in support of science mission; reduction of energy consumption, as verified through measurement and verification; regulatory requirement compliance; and decreased operational costs.


Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC


California, New Mexico, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas




Department of Energy


Commercial, Retail & Institutional

Government, Military & Municipal


Cost Savings Success Story

During the design process on a CHAMP Pilot HVAC project at NNSA, our design team conducted an evaluation of the site’s design requirements and worked with the site to identify cost savings prior to construction procurement.

During the design process, we reduced the number of outside condensing units needed; utilized existing HVAC capacity previously installed on a recent project; and modified an exterior unit to be added in a manner that allowed for a 67 percent reduction in the number of new exterior units to be installed.

Additionally, as part of an enhanced procurement process, we increased competition by working with an additional qualified subcontractor to compete for the project. The result was a cost savings of $300,000 on a $2,500,000 project.