HAWA Incorporated specializes in the design of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), fire protection, plumbing, electrical and technology infrastructure systems for commercial and institutional buildings.

We also provide related services such as commissioning, project management, LEED services and existing building assessments. No matter the size or scope of your project, our experienced professionals offer the following services catered to your unique needs:


The HVAC system is the heart of any design project, and a properly functioning and well-maintained system is crucial for the health of a building and its occupants. From designing energy-conserving and efficient systems that serve university campuses and corporate offices, to complex systems that keep hospitals and laboratories safe and operational, our engineers are more than capable of meeting your project needs.

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Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

  • Mechanical Room Layouts
  • High/Low Pressure Ductwork Layout
  • Heating and Cooling Piping Systems
  • General Exhaust Systems
  • Ventilation and Make-up Air
  • Central Station Air Handling Units
  • Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems
  • Dedicated Outside Air Systems (DOAS)
  • Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD)
  • Geothermal

Specialty HVAC Systems

  • Computer Rooms
  • Clean Rooms
  • Laboratory Supply Air/Exhaust Air Systems
  • Coolers and Freezers
  • Heat Recovery Systems
  • Ice Storage Systems
  • Smoke Control/Evacuation Systems
  • Stairwell Pressurization
  • Sound/Vibration Control

Central Plants

  • Heating Water Boiler Plants
  • Steam Boiler Plants
  • Central Chiller Plants
  • Low Temperature Chiller Plants
  • Heat Pump Chillers
  • Central Plant Equipment Replacement
  • District Utilities Distribution

Energy Management

  • Energy Metering
  • Energy Audits
  • Utility Studies
  • Building Automation Systems (BAS)
  • Utility Energy Rebate Programs


More than just power and overhead lighting, electrical systems play an important behind-the-scenes role in any functioning building. Our engineers work closely with owners and architects to design systems uniquely suited for each project, including critical emergency/standby power, life safety, security systems, and renewable energy for healthcare, educational, corporate and research facilities.

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Electric Service Entrance

  • Coordination with Local Electric Utility
  • Service Entrance Sizing

Normal Power

  • Primary Power Distribution
  • Secondary Power Distribution
  • Short Circuit Analysis
  • Coordination Studies
  • Arc Flash Studies
  • Grounding Systems

Emergency/Standby Power

  • Natural Gas Generators
  • Fuel Oil Generators
  • Transfer Switch Arrangement
  • Emergency Power Distribution
  • Single Point of Failure Analysis


  • Interior Lighting
  • Photometrics Analysis
  • Egress/Security Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Lighting Control Systems

Life Safety

  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Access Control Systems
  • Security Systems
  • Mass Notification Systems
  • Lightning Protection Systems
  • Fire Command Centers

Specialty Electrical Systems

  • Cogeneration
  • Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS)
  • Peak Shave Systems
  • Renewable Energy (Solar/Wind)


Plumbing systems provide a valuable service to a building, its occupants and the environment around them. Access to clean water is necessary for health and hygiene, while specialty plumbing systems deliver critical support to laboratories and medical spaces. Our engineers recognize water-efficient plumbing as a key factor in cost-saving and sustainable design.

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Services Entrance

  • Coordination with Local Water Department
  • Coordination with Local Gas Company
  • Water/Gas Service Entrance Sizing
  • Coordination of Storm/Sanitary with Civil Engineer

Building Plumbing Systems

  • Sanitary/Vent/Storm Piping
  • Domestic Hot Water Heaters
  • Hot/Cold Water Distribution
  • Hot Water Return Systems
  • Domestic Water Booster Pumps

Specialty Plumbing Systems

  • Laboratory Compressed Air
  • Medical Compressed Air
  • Laboratory Vacuum
  • Medical Vacuum
  • Laboratory/Chemical Waste Piping
  • Medical Gas Distribution/Zone Control
  • Kitchen Grease Interceptors
  • Fuel Oil Storage and Distribution

Water Conditioning Systems

  • Water Softening
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • Deionized Water

Fire Protection

Ensuring the safety of people and property is a critical aspect of any project. Our experienced engineers design life-saving fire protection systems for both new builds and existing structures, using the latest in technology and industry standards to detect, contain and extinguish fires.

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Service Entrance

  • Coordination with Local Water Department
  • Service Entrance Sizing

Building Fire Protection

  • Service Entrance
  • Fire Pump Systems
  • Standpipes
  • Wet Sprinkler Systems
  • Dry Sprinkler Systems
  • Dry Pipe/Pre-Action Sprinkler Systems
  • Clean Agent Protection Systems
  • Foam Protection Systems


Technology is continually evolving, and both new and existing facilities must adapt to its ever-changing requirements. Whether it’s the expansion of an educational facility to add connected classrooms, the construction of a new corporate headquarters with teleconference capabilities or the renovation of a dormitory that requires wired and wireless data capabilities, our engineers design innovative and up-to-date systems to keep your project at the forefront of technology.

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Communications Systems Infrastructure

  • Voice Pathways and Cabling
  • Data Pathways and Cabling
  • Wireless Systems
  • Data Center Pathways and Cabling
  • Audio/Visual Systems Pathways and Cabling
  • Cable TV Pathways and Cabling
  • Equipment Room Layouts
  • Cable Tray Layouts

Communications Systems

  • Paging Systems
  • Nurse Call Systems
  • Basic Audio/Visual Systems


No matter the size or complexity of a project, commissioning plays a key role in ensuring the systems operate as designed and as efficiently as promised. Through every step of the process, our engineers provide commissioning services for both HAWA projects as well as those designed by other firms.

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Commissioning Services

  • Commissioning Systems Designed by HAWA
  • Third Party Commissioning
  • Retro Commissioning
  • Seasonal Commissioning
  • Peer Review
  • LEED Commissioning

Support Services

In addition to our design capabilities, our engineers also provide services that support the many moving parts of a project. Before the design phase even begins, our expert team performs site assessments and evaluations, allowing them to provide probable budgets, life cycle analyses, recommendations on LEED-required design features and much more. These support services guarantee an efficient and successful project from start to finish.

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Project Management

  • Overall Project Administration
  • Value Engineering
  • Construction Administration
  • Code Analysis
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Sustainable Design

LEED Services

  • Energy Analysis/Calculations
  • LEED Points Analysis and Design
  • LEED Documentation


  • Master Planning
  • Building MEPT Systems Assessment/Reports
  • Opinions of Probable Cost of Construction


  • BIM Model Development Utilizing Revit

HAWA Mission

HAWA engineers solutions that respond to the needs of our clients. –  To accomplish this, we involve ourselves early in the process to ensure we have a full understanding of the project goals and criteria at the onset.  Our core values of Service, Quality, Commitment, Leadership, and Collaboration drive us to participate upfront and throughout our projects to ensure all your project goals are met.

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