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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

Top 4 Considerations when Choosing MEP Design Engineering Services for Dining Facilities

Posted by Dennis P. Sczomak, PE, LEED AP

Jul 12, 2016 2:27:17 PM

Simple MEP Design Solutions that Will Help Your Bottom Line

There are many factors to consider when renovating or designing kitchen and dining spaces. First of all, the type of space can vary from student dining halls to cafeterias in a nursing or healthcare facility, to high-end restaurants or to coffee shops, and each come with their own set of challenges and rewards.

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Topics: MEP Engineering, Architectural Lighting, Energy, Cost-Effective Solutions, Higher Ed, Housing-Food

Sparrow Ionia Hospital Achieves LEED® Certification

Posted by Camille Thompson

Jun 28, 2016 11:30:05 AM

MEP Engineering and Architectural Lighting Services for a Full-Service Replacement Hospital on a Small Footprint

Peter Basso Associates provided MEP engineering design services and architectural lighting design services for the Sparrow Ionia Replacement Hospital which recently achieved LEED Certification from the USGBC. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Health Care, LEED, Stand-Alone Medical Facilities, Hospital, MEP Engineering, Architectural Lighting

Renovated Hillel Day School Shines with Unique Architectural Lighting

Posted by Bob Roop

May 27, 2016 11:22:18 AM

MEP and Architectural Lighting Design Creates Enhanced Learning Environment

PBA provided MEP engineering design and architectural lighting design for the first, second and third phase of the Hillel Day School renovation project, which included a new classroom wing and renovations to the heart of the school on the first floor.

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Topics: K-12, MEP, Renovation, Architectural Lighting, Technology

School Features Innovative Lighting Design

Posted by Bob Roop

May 27, 2016 10:30:51 AM

MEP Engineers Deliver On Time and Under Budget

PBA provided MEP engineering and architectural lighting design services for the construction of Plymouth-Canton Public School's new Liberty Middle School. The project was part of a $114 million bond that passed in 2013.

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Topics: K-12, Education, Energy, HVAC, MEP, Innovative Solutions, Electrical Engineering, Middle School Design, Architectural Lighting, MEP Engineering

MEP Design and Architectural Lighting Design for Dicastal North America Industrial Campus

Posted by Tom Saccaro

May 2, 2016 9:20:47 AM

Renovations and Additions Underway at Existing 98-Acre Energy-Efficient Site

PBA provided MEP engineering design services to aluminum wheel manufacturer, Dicastal North America, for its $140 million manufacturing investment in Greenville, MI. The project is located on the former 98-acre site of United Solar Ovonics campus which had shut its doors in 2012 after filing for bankruptcy. Dicastal North America expects to produce three million wheels annually.

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Topics: HVAC, MEP, Laboratory Design, Renovation, Industrial, Manufacturing, High Efficiency, Architectural Lighting

MEP Design and Architectural Lighting Design for Gage Products Lab Renovation

Posted by Camille Thompson

Apr 29, 2016 9:28:19 AM

Lab and Office Renovation Features Efficient HVAC and Lighting

Peter Basso Associates’ MEP design engineers provided MEP design services for the complete renovation of Gage Products’ Building 821 in Ferndale, Michigan. The renovation included approximately 3,150 sq.ft. of new solvent/fuel lab space and 2,700 sq.ft. of office space.

Gage specializes in what is called a “closed-loop” recycling process for paint solvents it sells that are used by Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and other automobile manufacturers around the world. The project consolidated all of Gage’s existing laboratory and testing facilities into a single building and nearly doubled the existing scientific labs they have. The renovated facility also expanded the capabilities of the company’s in-house research and development.

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Topics: HVAC, MEP, Laboratory Design, Renovation, High Efficiency, Architectural Lighting

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