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California Energy Designs has provided consulting engineering services in HVAC, Plumbing, and Air-Quality control for over four decades. With over 13,000 successful projects, we’ve produced system designs for some of the nation’s most innovative facilities.

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Our Work

Working in conjunction with structural, construction, architecture, and HVAC technology leaders, our team of consulting engineers continue to achieve impressive results for clients through our innovative design framework.

Our expert staff of hand-selected engineers and draftsmen have successfully completed over 13,000 commercial, residential, and industrial projects. With licenses in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska, this small, imaginative team utilizes their expertise in engineering and drafting to produce innovative custom HVAC-R and Plumbing designs.

Our Projects

Our projects include high-rise and low-rise commercial buildings, multi-family and luxury residential, educational facilities, religious facilities, hospitals & medical facilities, hotels, restaurants, and industrial system designs.

With prior work ranging from 50,000 sq. ft. private residences to custom Air-Quality control systems for Boeing aerospace and Amgen pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, our consulting engineers have worked in nearly all environmental and building formats.


Our History

Since 1977, California Energy Designs has served architects, engineers, developers, and contractors on their industrial, commercial, and residential projects. Our firm prides itself on having a small, hand-selected, well qualified, and imaginative staff in order to ensure the finest quality and timeliest completion of all projects.


Founded in 1977, California Energy Designs began with a focus on serving architects, engineers, and developers with energy-efficient HVAC/R designs.


Engineering firm, Kelly-Stewart-Goldstein, became a division of California Energy Designs. Originally formed in 1944, the firm specialized in large governmental and utility company projects.


Moving from La CaƱada Flintridge to Burbank, our new offices brought us closer to new neighbors like Lockheed Martin, Warner Brothers, and Disney.


Fitting new growth and expansion in Burbank, California Energy Designs was reorganized under the leadership of its longtime employees & executive team. We look forward to the next chapter of continued growth.

Leadership Team

Meet the team
Gabriel Gagnon President California Energy Designs

Gabriel Gagnon

Chief Executive Officer

Gabriel joined the company as a draftsman and soon worked his way to Project Manager, eventually becoming the company President, and later, CEO of our organization.

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Asbed Khachatoorian

Senior Project Manager

Asbed was hand-selected out of university for his distinguished accomplishments, having won consecutive ASHRAE awards in System Selection as a student. Since, he has worked his way up into our leadership.

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Luis Dozal

Senior Plumbing Engineer

Licensed in multiple states, Luis Dozal brings a strong mechanical engineering background and plumbing design expertise to our team.

Consulting Engineers with Unparalleled Expertise

Select Featured Projects

With over four decades of consulting engineering experience, we have designed comprehensive energy systems for notable facilities in many industries. For a more comprehensive list of our prior work, please see the “Projects” and specific sector pages.

EnviroPro Soil Remediation

Design of a contaminated soil/remediation fume incineration system for EnviroPro in Chatsworth.

Amgen Cleanrooms

Clean-room facilities and aseptic airflow systems for Amgen Pharmaceuticals in Thousand Oaks.

Capstone Turbine Enviro-Control

Environmental Quality Control (EQC) for an engine test room facility for gas turbine manufacturer, Capstone Turbine, in Reseda.

Boeing Spray Booth Ventilation

Ventilation & exhaust systems for Boeing facility paint spray booths in Long Beach.

Terry Lumber Sawdust Collection

Sawdust collection system for Terry Lumber facility in Simi Valley.

Hycor Biomedical Cleanrooms

Pharmaceutical cleanroom & cooling system at Hycor Biomedical in Garden Grove.

Medical Data & Electronics HVAC System

HVAC system for a heart-monitor manufacturing facility at Medical Data & Electronics in Sun Valley.

U.S. Navy Recycled Jet Fuel Heating System

Heating, plumbing, and fuel distribution of 505 housing-units on Adak Island for the U.S. Navy. Recycled spent jet fuel for facility heating, creating energy & cost-savings.

Forest Lawn Embalming Room Ventilation

Ventilation system design and natural gas piping for the Forest Lawn Memorial Park embalming room.

Boeing | Spray Booth Exhaust System

Read more about our custom spray booth exhaust system for Boeing’s manufacturing facility in Long Beach.

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Hillside | $43M SAOTA-designed Residence

The largest Hollywood Hills residence on the market, Hillside was named “Home of the Week” by L.A. Times upon its completion.

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Shrine Auditorium | HVAC Retrofit

Innovative reversal of the under-floor cooling system, turning a plenum into a return, which prevented invasive renovations of a designated landmark.

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Let’s work together

Our team of consulting engineers work collaboratively with architects, project managers, builders, and other contractors. We pride ourselves on our deep and lasting partnerships.

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Our Mission

An Innovative Approach to System Design

We utilize creativity, innovation, and years of expertise to engineer HVAC/R and Plumbing design solutions that fit the needs of our commercial, residential, and specialty facility projects. This imaginative approach to engineering, combined with our exclusive activity in HVAC, plumbing design, and energy evaluation, gives us an appreciative understanding of each customer’s problems and a well-tread framework for resolving them.

Our Values
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Sustainably-Driven System Design | Innovation Meets Creativity

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Autocad & Revit 3D

BIM for Deeper Project Collaboration

We provide our clients with the latest computer-aided drafting and design technology from standard 2D drawings to the latest in 3D computer-aided drafting technology.

Consulting Engineering Services

Our scope of work includes heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, refrigeration, geothermal, energy conservation, solar energy utilization, heat recovery, and air-pollution-control design.

Our Services

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration System Designs

Efficiently Designed Resource Consumption

Plumbing System Design & Solar Heating

Indoor Air-Quality & Contaminant Control

Air-Quality Control Systems (AQCS) for Clean-room Contaminant Removal & Indoor Air-Quality




System Design for Residential, Commercial, & Specialty Facilities

Our Services

We provide our clients with the latest computer-aided drafting and design technology from standard 2D drawings to the latest in 3D computer-aided drafting technology.

HVAC Design
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HVAC Design

We couple the latest equipment with standard air distribution and energy management systems, designing efficient HVAC systems for facilities of any kind.

Ductwork & Ventilation

Airflow Design

Filtration Systems

Energy-Efficient Design

Four-Pipe Chillers

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF)

Heat-Pump & Geothermal Systems

Solar Utilization


Plumbing Design

Specializing in sophisticated and basic plumbing systems, we have extensive experience with radiant designs, sewage ejection systems, area drainage, fixture selection & plumbing calculations, riser diagrams, and solar for domestic heating systems.

Area Drainage

Sewage Ejection Systems

Riser Diagrams

Radiant Designs

Fixture Selection & Low-Flow

Plumbing Calculations

Solar Heating Systems


Air-Quality Control

Ensuring air quality and safety are a top priority. Our work includes performing conceptual studies, engineering, and design of equipment for reduction of hazardous air pollutants.

Cleanroom Airflow Design

Indoor Air-Quality Calculations

Filter Banks & Filtration Design

Stringent Humidity Control

Dust-Collection Systems

Particulate Removal & Air-Locks

FDA-Facility Clean-Air Requirements

Pharmaceutical & Aerospace Design

Fume Incineration Systems

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300 E. Magnolia Blvd. #502
Burbank, CA 91502

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(818) 790-6817

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