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PBA Provides Peer Review, MEP Engineering and Commissioning Services for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Alternate Care Site (ACS)

Posted by Camille Thompson

May 7, 2020 11:40:24 AM

Peter Basso Associates, a leading mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) design engineering consulting service, was hired by HKS, Inc. to provide peer review services as well as mechanical and electrical engineering design assistance for the temporary field hospital located in Novi, Michigan. The project led by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), temporarily converted the existing Novi Suburban Showplace Collection into an Alternate Care Site (ACS). In addition, Gilbane Construction hired PBA to provide commissioning services, which included the commissioning of mechanical HVAC, plumbing equipment and electrical distribution.

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Topics: Commissioning, MEP, Covid-19

PBA Provides Commissioning Services for First Solar PGT-2 Manufacturing Plant in Ohio

Posted by Camille Thompson

Jul 3, 2019 3:57:00 PM

Full Production Expected Late 2019 for 1-Million SF Facility

First Solar is a 1-million-square-foot manufacturing plant being built for the production of its new Series 6 thin-film solar panels for use by large utility solar farms, on public buildings, and at off-grid industrial sites. This is the second First Solar manufacturing plant and it is located in Lake Township Ohio. Breaking ground in June 2018, the plant is expected to reach full production by late 2019.

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Topics: Electrical, Commissioning, Manufacturing, Solar, First Solar, TAB

Commissioning for the University of Michigan MSRB III

Posted by Camille Thompson

Jul 3, 2019 9:50:41 AM

University of Michigan MSRB III Commissioning  |  Ann Arbor, Michigan

Medical Sciences Research Building III (MSRB III) is a 10-story, 207,000 g.s.f. biomedical research facility on the campus of the University of Michigan. The third in a series of research facilities, MSRB III accommodates approximately 400 people and features laboratories, animal housing, office/conference space and support facilities. 

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Topics: Commissioning, Higher Ed, MSRB, Research, University of Michigan

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

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