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PBA Chairman, Peter J. Basso, PE, FASHRAE and Principal Randy M. Wisniewski share Experience/Thoughts on Peer Review- a Commissioning Fringe Benefit or More

Posted by Peter J. Basso, PE, FASHRAE, Chairman and Randy M. Wisniewski, Director of CA/CX Services, PBA

Jan 11, 2019 2:41:05 PM


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Topics: Commissioning, ASHRAE, Peer Review

MEP engineering for green building design

Posted by Eric M. Graettinger, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Oct 20, 2015 5:12:21 PM

6 principles of sustainable building design

Sustainable design. Green building. Eco architecture.

Whatever name you want to call it, sustainable design is a growing trend in the building industry.

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Topics: Commissioning, Energy, LEED

MEP Engineers Commission La-Z-Boy World HQ for LEED Silver Certification

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Aug 11, 2015 11:29:00 AM


PBA provided LEED Commissioning Services

PBA provided Cx Services for the new LEED Silver certified La-Z-Boy World Headquarters facility in Monroe, MI.

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Topics: Lighting, Recent News, Electrical, Commissioning, Mechanical, LEED

Ferris State University College of Optometry Commissioning

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Apr 30, 2015 11:40:00 AM


PBA Provides Commissioning for LEED Gold Optometry Building

Peter Basso Associates provided commissioning services to Ferris State University for its 90,000 square foot Michigan College of Optometry and Collaborative Health Education Center, with a target goal of achieving LEED Gold.

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Topics: Commissioning, Education, Optometry

Commissioning Services for Eastern Michigan University's Pray-Harrold Building

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Apr 30, 2015 10:47:00 AM


Classroom / Office Building Benefits from Commissioning

Peter Basso Associates provided commissioning services for Eastern Michigan University's Pray-Harrold renovations project. 

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Topics: Commissioning, Education

Energy Audit for Franklin Energy, Delton Kellogg Public Schools Consumers Energy Pilot Program

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Apr 23, 2015 2:11:00 PM

PBA Provides Energy Audit Commissioning Services for K-12 District

As part of Consumers Energy's plan to provide K-12 school districts in Michigan with an Energy Management Plan (EMP) based on recommendations from building assessments, PBA was brought on board to provide energy audit level 2 commissioning services including Whole Building Energy Assessments, beginning with Consumers Energy’s pilot district, Delton Kellogg Public Schools.

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Topics: Recent News, Electrical, K-12, Commissioning, Education, Energy

What is Retro-Commissioning?

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Apr 17, 2015 1:19:00 PM


Retro‐commissioning is a systematic process for investigating, analyzing and optimizing an existing building’s systems’ performance through operational and maintenance improvement measures, and helps to confirm their continued performance over time.

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Topics: Commissioning, Retro-commissioning

Benefits of Building Commissioning

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Apr 16, 2015 1:17:00 PM

Building Commissioning for Energy Efficiency

The following are just a few of the benefits of commissioning a building:

Early Identification of Potential Operational Issues

Commissioning by an MEP engineering services firm reduces or eliminates issues that may occur during construction or that might otherwise linger after the warranty close-out.

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Topics: Commissioning

An Overview of Commissioning

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Apr 15, 2015 1:02:00 PM

Building Commissioning

What is Building Commissioning?

Commissioning is a process that verifies and documents that a building’s systems are installed and perform in accordance with the basis of design and the building owner’s expectations. The commissioning process ideally begins at the programming phase of the project and continues through all phases, culminating in the functional testing of the installed systems and continuing through the contractor’s warranty period.

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Topics: Commissioning

Systems Retro-Commissioning for Michigan State University

Posted by Ginger Greager

May 28, 2014 11:51:26 AM

Radiology Building Mechanical Systems Retro-Commissioning  |  East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan State University contracted Peter Basso Associates to perform mechanical systems retro-commissioning for its Radiology Building and provide a summary report.  This is MSU’s “flagship” project for retro-commissioning 120 buildings on its main campus.

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Topics: Commissioning

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