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California DGS selects HED as Master Architect for new vehicle emissions testing center

November 11, 2015

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California DGS selects HED as Master Architect for new vehicle emissions testing center

The California Department of General Services (DGS) has selected Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) to serve as the Master Architect for a new campus for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Vehicle Emissions Testing Center.

The new 300,000-ground-square-foot campus, part of the California Environmental Protection Agency, will accommodate the following program areas:

• Light duty and heavy duty emission testing
• Portable emissions measurement systems
• Chemistry laboratories
• Offices and shared operations
• Administrative services
• A parking structure and surface parking

Located on an approximately 14-acre site in Southern California, the campus will be a world authority on vehicle emission testing and research.

The campus will house dynamometers, dilution air filtration and conditioning systems, humidifiers, clean rooms, sealed housing evaporative determination (SHED) and environmental chambers, fume hoods, compressed gas systems, flammable storage, liquid nitrogen systems, gas distribution systems and labs.

“HED is very excited to be selected as the Master Architect for the new vehicle emission testing and research campus,” said Bharat Patel, Senior Vice President, Principal at HED. “We understand CARB’s mission to restore, protect and enhance the environment, ensure public health, environmental quality and economic vitality.  To that end, we will design a state-of-the-art emission testing campus with a goal of achieving minimal emissions.”

The campus is targeted as a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) and a LEED Platinum campus.