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PBA Provides MEP Design Solutions for MSU's IM Sports West Pool/Locker Room HVAC Replacement Project

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

May 15, 2019 1:10:34 PM

HVAC Design Innovation Provides Unique Ventilation Solution

There are many air quality concerns and HVAC design challenges associated with indoor pools. Recently, PBA, was tasked with meeting those challenges, for the Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, IM Sports West Pool / Locker Room HVAC Replacement project. 

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Topics: Recent News, Sports, Mechanical, Energy, HVAC, Natatorium, Pool, Collegiate, Ventilation

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

4 ways MEP design makes buildings more sustainable

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Mar 9, 2016 11:39:27 AM


Sustainable MEP solutions for your building

Whether you are in the design phase, own an older building, or are looking to revamp operational procedures at your current building, the proper MEP engineering services can address your wants and needs for making your building more sustainable. The following are four examples that can significantly reduce your bottom line:

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Topics: Lighting, Electrical, Mechanical, Energy, Plumbing, HVAC, MEP

7 ways MEP engineering can make your older building more efficient

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Mar 2, 2016 1:12:14 PM


MEP design engineering tips to live by

Below are seven strategies that you can use to make your older building more sustainable while also complementing and preserving the character and design of the structure.

  1. Perform an energy audit

Before installing new equipment or making upgrades to enhance an older building’ sustainability level, owners and facility managers should first perform an energy audit to determine if existing systems are operating at optimum levels.

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Topics: Lighting, Plumbing, HVAC, Historic, MEP

PBA's Architectural Lighting Design Recognized for Hope College's KAM in UK-based Lighting

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Mar 2, 2016 11:57:08 AM

UK Magazine Quotes PBA's Banfic on LED Lighting Features


This month's UK-based Lighting magazine features Hope College’s Kruizenga Art Museum's unique exterior lighting design, provided by Peter Basso Associates (PBA). 

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Topics: Lighting, Recent News, University, Higher Ed, Innovative Solutions

PBA MEP Staff Promotions Recognized in CSE Magazine

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Feb 11, 2016 9:53:21 AM

Seven PBA MEP Promotions include P. Allen, S. Awabdeh, E. Graettinger, B. Laginess, S. Mrak, S. Peck, and D. Conrad 

The current online issue of CSE Magazine features two articles highlighting the recent promotions of seven PBA staff members to senior associate and vice president, respectively.

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Topics: Recent News, MEP

MEP Design and Architectural Lighting Design for Corporate HQ Tenant Improvements

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Jan 22, 2016 3:01:29 PM

PBA Provides MEP and Lighting Design for Modern Tech Office Fit-Out

The American information technology company Covisint Corporation, determined the need to relocate its 250 employees from its Detroit office to a location in Southfield. PBA provided MEP design services as well as lighting design services for tenant improvements at the new location.

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Topics: Lighting, Office, MEP, Tenant Improvements

Green Design Features for Crisler Center Renovation Earns LEED Gold

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Jan 20, 2016 1:35:26 PM

Major Expansion Highlighted by MEP Engineering Services and Architectural Lighting Design

The 63,000 GSF Crisler Center renovation project at The University of Michigan was awared LEED Gold for its extensive energy efficient features, including MEP engineering and architectural lighting design services. 

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Topics: Lighting, Education, Sports, LEED, MEP, Higher Ed

PBA Recognized with National Architectural Lighting Design Award

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Jan 15, 2016 10:28:07 AM

Stefaniak and Banfic Accept IES Edwin F. Guth Award

PBA along with its architectural partners, received a 2014 IES Illumination Award and a Special Citation for Innovative Use of Acrylics in Lighting for a architectural lighting design installation that was a major focal point in the First National Building Lobby Renovation project in Detroit. 

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Topics: Lighting, Recent News, Office, Award, Innovative Solutions

PBA MEP Design Innovation Featured in BD & C

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Jan 4, 2016 10:42:58 AM

Runde Interviewed On Fire Protection / Chilled Beam System

The December 2015 issue of Building Design & Construction magazine featured innovative MEP design / construction solutions, including a first of its kind, dual-purposed fire protection / chilled beam system, designed by Peter Basso Associates. 

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Topics: Recent News, Education, MEP, Fire Protection, Higher Ed, Chilled Beams, Innovative Solutions

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