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Vice President A. Luzenski, PE, CEM, LEED AP of PBA, Shares 'Top 5 Benefits of An Energy Assessment'

Posted by Andrew Luzenski PE, CEM, LEED AP

Oct 19, 2018 10:34:45 AM

Improve the Health and Performance of Your Facility with These Steps

The first step in cutting energy bills, operating costs, improving comfort and optimizing efficiency in your building may be to have qualified professional engineers perform an in-depth energy assessment of your building.

This assessment will help you in determining the overall health and performance of your building and where needed, provide suggestions for means of improvement.

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Topics: LEED, Energy Assessment, Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, Cost-Effective Solutions, MEP Engineering, Energy Management System Design, Architectural Lighting, Energy Modeling

In Recognition of National ESOP Month, PBA Shares its, 'Top 10 Fun Facts about ESOP'

Posted by Camille Thompson

Oct 11, 2018 10:41:20 AM

Wondering What the Buzz is About? Find Out Why ESOP Organizations Are on the Rise

October is National Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Month. As a longtime ESOP organization, PBA proudly reflects on the many benefits it’s incurred over these past few decades of service.

We’d like to encourage others that are interested in this employee-focused retirement program by providing beneficial information on just how an ESOP works and whether or not it’s the right choice for your company. 

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Topics: MEP Engineering, ESOP

Solid Case for "Before" and "After" Site Focus

Posted by Robert White, IALD, IES, IC

Jul 6, 2018 2:35:28 PM

Site Focus Phase is Vital to Project's Success and Client Satisfaction

The Construction Administration (CA) and Site Focus Phase of a project is an important part of our scope. In that much of what we do involves some form of accent/adjustable lighting, it is critical that lighting designers are responsible for aiming lights at the end of a project's construction phase.

The following are some before site focus and after site focus images to better convey the importance of aiming at the end of a project's construction.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Architectural Lighting Design

7 Ways MEP Engineering Helps Reduce Your Building’s Water Consumption

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Jun 8, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering for Water Conservation

Facilities such as schools, hotels, retail stores, office buildings, and hospitals represent roughly 17% of publicly supplied water use.

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Topics: Plumbing, LEED

Illuminart Integrates LEDs Into Trinity Lutheran Church

Posted by Camille Thompson

Apr 3, 2018 10:34:46 AM

 

New Lighting Reduced Maintenance and Energy Use

Illuminart was selected to provide lighting design upgrades to Trinity Lutheran Church in Worcester, MA with the design goal of increasing light levels, improving overall lighting quality, reducing energy use and the maintenance.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Architectural Lighting Design, House of Worship

Lighting Energy Savings From Efficient LEDs to Utility Rebate Programs

Posted by Brienne Willcock, MIES, LC

Feb 16, 2018 2:01:42 PM

PBA is a Trade Ally for both DTE Energy and Consumers Energy

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Topics: LED Lighting, Lighting Controls, Architectural Lighting Design, lighting design technology, DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, Recent News, Office, Tenant Improvements

Illuminart Highlights Team Partnership in Lighting Design Renovation

Posted by Camille Thompson

Feb 2, 2018 11:28:22 AM

Transformative Lighting Design Reinvigorates Novi's Church of the Holy Family

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Topics: LED Lighting, House of Worship, Lighting Controls, Architectural Lighting Design

Tiemeyer Provides Autodesk University 2017 Recap

Posted by Dustin Tiemeyer

Dec 19, 2017 10:01:05 AM

Conference Provides Glimpse into Tech Future of AEC Industry

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Topics: Technology, AEC, Autodesk Conference, 3D Scanner, 3D Scan, BIM

Robert White, IALD, IES, LC Reflects on Decision to 'Go Dark'

Posted by Robert White, IALD, IES, IC

Nov 29, 2017 3:04:28 PM

General Electric Plans to Cut Lighting From its Future

GE and lighting have been synonymous for over 125 years. That is until recently, when GE decided to pull the plug on its storied lighting division, which has been steadily declining in sales for the past several years.

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Topics: Architectural Lighting Design, LED Lighting, Recent News

MEP Consulting Firm, PBA Shares Top 10 Fun Facts about ESOP

Posted by Camille Thompson

Oct 27, 2017 9:44:00 AM

As National Employee Ownership Month comes to a close, PBA proudly reflects on the many benefits it’s incurred as an ESOP organization over these past few decades of service. We’d like to encourage others that are interested in this employee-focused retirement program by providing beneficial information on just how an ESOP works and whether or not it’s the right choice for your company. 

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Topics: MEP Engineering, ESOP

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