Advanced Energy and Manufacturing

Optimizing process and energy efficiency requires trusted intuition backed by mastery over planning and design. From small companies to multinational conglomerates, our clients rely on us to expand and improve their operations, reducing their operating costs and making them more competitive. We prioritize measures with the greatest potential to reduce costs that require the least planning and interference to operations and provide the most attractive return on investment.

We also strive to safeguard your most valuable asset, the environment. Our engineers, ecologists and scientists partner with clients to develop practical solutions that strike the right balance between environmental sustainability, community needs and cost. We draw upon considerable environmental site assessment and remediation experience to solve often complex environmental problems.

Frank Griggs, PEIncreasing generation and productivity through sustainable, cost-effective methods has remained an ever-present challenge throughout my more than 30 years in the industry. Overcoming this challenge requires a high-performance team that provides a full complement of technical services under one roof.

– Frank Griggs, PE, Advanced Energy and Manufacturing Business Line Director
Our advanced energy and manufacturing services include:

Manufacturing and Energy

  • Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Energy Assessments
  • Power Generation, Co-Generation, On-site Generation, and Combined Cycle Services
  • Energy Solution Implementation Services
  • Energy Project Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Industrial Process, Utilities and Building Design Services
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • High Voltage Power Design
  • Industrial Plant Planning, Design, Design/Build and Operations
  • Power and Thermal Generation, Distribution and District Energy Services
  • Project Management
  • Process Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Design
  • Structural Engineering
  • Industrial Architecture
  • Electrical Arc Flash and Coordination Studies
  • Substation Design
  • Emergency Power Systems
  • Energy Demand Reduction
  • Commissioning (Cx) and Retro-commissioning (RCx)
  • Utility Master Planning and Benchmarking Energy Efficiency Audits and Designs
  • Utility Distribution and Pipe Support Systems


  • Air Quality Testing and Permitting
  • Ecological Services
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Training
  • Environmental Permitting and Compliance
  • Geotechnical Investigations and Design
  • Hazardous Building Material Assessments
  • Landfill Design, Closure and Monitoring
  • Water Treatment Program/Plan Development (Legionella)
  • Site Investigation and Remediation
  • Storm Hardening, Recovery and Resiliency
  • Sustainability Planning and Design
  • Planning and Ecological Studies
  • Geospatial Modeling and Analysis
We provide solutions for:
  • Central Plants
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plants
  • Wind, Solar and Other Renewable Energy Systems
  • Microgrid Systems
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Industrial/Chemical Facilities
  • Food and Beverage Facilities
  • Pulp and Paper Industry
  • Pharmaceutical/Life Sciences
  • Semiconductor Industry
  • Research and Development Laboratories
  • Governments
  • Waste to Energy Facilities


CHA’s subsidiary companies deliver additional value to clients by providing specialized experience, cutting-edge technology and complementary services. Together we offer complete solutions to complex challenges.

CHA Canada

CHA Canada, Inc., formerly Gryphon International Engineering Services, Inc., is a multi-discipline consulting engineering design firm dedicated to the thermal, power and energy industry based in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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