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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 Management System Design, Cost-Effective Solutions, Architectural Lighting, MEP Engineering, Energy Modeling, DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, Energy Assessment

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

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

MEP Engineers Celebrate Architect's Week

Posted by Camille Thompson

Apr 11, 2016 3:09:42 PM

Why MEP Engineering and Architectural Design Coordination Go Hand-in-Hand

This week, PBA and other MEP engineering firms from around the country, join their architectural partners, in celebrating national Architect's Week. According to, National Architecture Week, April 7─13, is a time to showcase the talented architects who’ve made positive contributions to our communities and society in general. PBA is celebrating by looking at the many ways architectural design and MEP engineering design work hand-in-hand, in excellence in project design and coordination, and in building and sustaining successful client relationships.

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Topics: Sports, LEED, MEP, Higher Ed, Architectural Coordination, Athletic Facilities

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

ASHRAE Honors PBA for MEP Engineering Design Efficiency for New SVSU Ryder Center Fieldhouse

Posted by Wayne E. Kerbelis

Jan 20, 2016 2:36:12 PM

PBA MEP Engineers Honored with Chapter / Regional ASHRAE Awards

ASHRAE has awarded PBA and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) with both Chapter and Regional Technology Awards. SVSU places a strong emphasis on being one of the most energy efficient universities in the State of Michigan. In 2013, SVSU reported that of the State’s 15 public universities that submitted energy data that year, SVSU had the lowest utility cost per square foot.

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Topics: Education, Sports, LEED, MEP, Award, ASHRAE, Higher Ed

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

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

Ferris State University's University Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification with Green Design

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Sep 14, 2015 9:47:00 AM

Features Green Design MEP Engineering and Architectural Lighting

Ferris State University was interested in significantly upgrading it’s existing student center into an energy efficient, iconic architectural showpiece that would serve as a gathering space for students by providing comfortable places to meet, relax, study and socialize.

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Topics: Lighting, Recent News, Education, LEED, MEP, University

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

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