HVAC & BAS Design

Compass has (5) Licensed Professional Engineers on Staff that specialize in HVAC & Building Automation Systems.  We integrate & rotate design functions as part of our in-house training program while incorporating direct field support with all of our staff.

Design Philosophy

Field Verification & Client Integration

Compass follows a standard practice of verifying existing conditions thru onsite visual inspections along with integrating client’s key personnel into the design discussions & reviews to accurately identify & address issues involved on a project.

Interaction w/Contracting Team to Improve the Project Design

The most successful projects are those that incorporate input from the entire project team.  Our focus is to always make good decisions based on accurate information while being open to new ideas & solutions from all involved.

Quick Response to questions & issues

As challenges arise, we believe in a quick response (normally onsite) to help identify the issue & determine the best path forward.  Working as a team to identify issues early provides the maximum ability to resolve with minimal impact.  

Premium Close-Out Package

With extensive time spent servicing & upgrading existing facilities, the value of accurate record documents cannot be over stated.  As such, it is our standard approach to improve delivery of the Client’s Close-Out package, including –

  • Project Equipment & Operations Manual

  • Record Drawings including a Final Walk-through & Inspection

  • Color Coded Record Drawings in Equipment Rooms

  • Customer Systems Training

  • Online Records

Milligan College Energy Upgrade


A system wide college campus upgrade designed in conjunction w/the owner, energy service company, & contractor to deliver a cost effective & usable HVAC/BAS system that delivers energy savings.

TVA Magnetic Bearing Chiller Plant


Super-Efficient Variable Primary CHW Plant w/ (4) 550Ton Mag Bearing Chillers along with a 300Ton Heat Pump Chiller designed for fully auto or fully manual operation.

Surgery & Central Sterile HVAC Upgrade


HVAC Retrofit to upgrade existing systems serving the Central Sterile & Operating Room Suites while maintaining existing operation of the facility – requiring close coordination w/Hospital & Project Team members.