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Lighting Energy Savings From Efficient LEDs to Utility Rebate Programs

Posted by Brienne Willcock, MIES, LC

Feb 16, 2018 2:01:42 PM

PBA is a Trade Ally for both DTE Energy and Consumers Energy

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Topics: Recent News, Office, Tenant Improvements, Architectural Lighting Design, LED Lighting, DTE Energy, lighting design technology, Lighting Controls, Consumers Energy

MEP Design Engineers Make a Case for Perimeter Radiant Heating for an Historic Renovation Project

Posted by George Hopkins

May 11, 2016 12:33:42 PM

Occupant Comfort in an Office Setting

One of the biggest headaches building owners experience is occupant complaints about thermal comfort. In new construction, there is a high level of control over the building envelope and perimeter issues are more easily dealt with.  In the renovation of existing and historic structures, there are often additional challenges, particularly where the space is used for either enclosed or open offices at the perimeter. One way to ward off the office grumbles associated with being too cold is by including perimeter radiant heat. 

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Topics: Office, MEP, Renovation, Perimeter Radiant Heating, Historic Renovation

Top Four Considerations When Replacing a Hospital's EPSS

Posted by Sam Awabdeh

May 2, 2016 10:31:00 AM

Tips for Emergency Power Preparation

Emergency power supply systems (EPSS) in hospitals are an important component of healthcare facility operations. Replacement of these systems, while keeping the hospital fully operational is one of the biggest challenges a healthcare design engineering team will face.

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Topics: Health Care, Emergency Power, EPSS, Electrical Engineering

MEP Design and Architectural Lighting Design for Corporate HQ Tenant Improvements

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Jan 22, 2016 3:01:29 PM

PBA Provides MEP and Lighting Design for Modern Tech Office Fit-Out

The American information technology company Covisint Corporation, determined the need to relocate its 250 employees from its Detroit office to a location in Southfield. PBA provided MEP design services as well as lighting design services for tenant improvements at the new location.

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Topics: Lighting, Office, MEP, Tenant Improvements

PBA Recognized with National Architectural Lighting Design Award

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Jan 15, 2016 10:28:07 AM

Stefaniak and Banfic Accept IES Edwin F. Guth Award

PBA along with its architectural partners, received a 2014 IES Illumination Award and a Special Citation for Innovative Use of Acrylics in Lighting for a architectural lighting design installation that was a major focal point in the First National Building Lobby Renovation project in Detroit. 

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Topics: Lighting, Recent News, Office, Award, Innovative Solutions

How to improve indoor air quality in your building

Posted by Dennis P. Sczomak, PE, LEED AP

Sep 28, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Managing indoor air quality

Many people might be surprised to learn that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels of pollutants.

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Topics: Office, HVAC

University of Michigan's MMPL Features LEED Gold Certified Addition

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Aug 6, 2015 1:50:00 PM

MEP Design Services, Architectural Lighting  and Green Design

Peter Basso Associates provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for the renovation of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory, approximately 9,500 square feet of energy storage research laboratory space, and a 10,106 square foot LEED Gold Certified office addition.

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Topics: Lighting, Recent News, Electrical, Mechanical, Office, Historic, LEED

MEP Design Services and Green Design for Salvation Army Building Renovation

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Jul 7, 2015 9:08:00 AM


LEED Certification for Historic DTE Energy Navitas House

Peter Basso Associates recently provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design and lighting design services for the renovation of the historic Salvation Army Building, recently acquired by DTE Energy.

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Topics: Lighting, Recent News, Electrical, Mechanical, Office, Historic, LEED

MEP Engineering for Compuware Corporation

Posted by Ginger Greager

May 28, 2014 12:05:14 PM

M/E Design for New Corporate Headquarters | Detroit, Michigan

Compuware Corporation Headquarters includes office space for approximately 3,000 employees and a data center to support Compuware’s operations. Other spaces include a child care center, cafeteria, fitness center, auditorium for conducting press conferences and 60,000 square feet of retail space at street level.

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Topics: Office

MEP Services for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Posted by Ginger Greager

May 28, 2014 11:02:00 AM

Detroit Data Center Renovation | Detroit, MI

The intent of the project was to provide redundant distribution to the branch circuit outlet for each piece of equipment in the Data Processing Center. Additional goals for the project included establishing equipment rack rows into hot aisle/cold aisle arrangements with hot aisle containment systems, migrating power and communications from below the floor to overhead, and eliminating the need for existing busway, switchboards and panel board equipment that is aged and represented a reliability concern. 

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Topics: Office

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