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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

PBA Vice President D. Conrad, PE, Looks at MEP Solutions for New University of Michigan Athletics and South Campus Performance Project (ASCP)

Posted by Dave Conrad, PE

Dec 17, 2018 4:20:56 PM

Sports Complex Features State-of-the-Art Heating System

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Topics: Recent News, Education, Sports, Energy, HVAC, University, ASHRAE, Higher Ed, High Efficiency, Cost-Effective Solutions, Athletic Facilities, MEP Engineering, Recreation

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

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

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

10 Reasons Why You Need an MEP Design Company for Your Project

Posted by Dan Englehart

Mar 4, 2016 9:40:28 AM

MEP engineering consulting services can help your bottom line

Whether you’re an architect, contractor, or building owner, working with MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) consulting engineers can assure that your construction or renovation project will optimize your building’s performance and minimize its operating costs.

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Topics: Energy, Plumbing, HVAC, LEED, MEP, BAS, MEP Design Company

3 energy saving strategies to reduce impact of high occupancy spaces

Posted by Bob Roop

Nov 9, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Demand Control Ventilation and energy recovery methods can boost building efficiency

Some of the most challenging areas confronting the designers of HVAC systems for K-12 schools are the high occupant load areas such as Cafeterias, Gymnasiums and Auditoriums. Code dictates a very high occupant load which must then be accounted for in the heating/cooling calculations, but that occupant load also translates into a code-prescribed outside air ventilation rate.

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Topics: K-12, Energy, HVAC, MEP

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

5 heating and cooling design strategies for energy management

Posted by Wayne E. Kerbelis

Oct 5, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Energy management in heating and cooling design

Energy management is a key component in the design of sustainable buildings. Incorporating an energy conservation plan into facility design leads to significant benefits, including:

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Topics: Energy, HVAC

Northern Michigan University Jamrich Hall Achieves LEED Certification for Green Design

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Aug 4, 2015 11:20:00 AM

MEP Jamrich Green Design

MEP Engineering Design and Architectural Lighting for Modern NMU Classroom Building

Peter Basso Associates provided MEP design services and architectural lighting design for the NMU Jamrich Hall - a modern classroom building, that includes five large lecture halls, where more than 40 percent of university classes are held. The newly LEED Certified Jamrich Hall also houses academic department offices for sociology, social work and anthropology, the English department, the math and computer science department, and the criminal justice department.

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Topics: Lighting, Recent News, Electrical, Education, Mechanical, Energy, LEED

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