Peter Basso Associates has a thorough understanding of system designs that incorporate alternative energy and energy conservation technologies. We routinely perform energy modeling to evaluate opportunities to increase energy conservation (this modeling energy audit is a required element for LEED®). Most importantly, PBA consulting engineers can advise you on how to maximize energy conservation benefits on your sustainable design project, giving you the opportunity to meet LEED® requirements while optimizing life cycle costs. Some of the energy conservation systems we design include: chilled beam technology, geothermal heat pump systems, under floor air distribution systems, thermal storage systems, energy recovery, free cooling systems, energy efficient lighting design, daylight integrating, and effective lighting control strategies.
Through a comprehensive understanding of systems design, PBA incorporates a wide range of energy conservation technologies including the following:
We are active with industry groups that promote sustainable design and develop related green design standards. We were founding members of the Detroit Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, the organization that certifies buildings and accredits LEED® professionals. In addition, a PBA principal has served as a member of the ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 90.1 – Energy Efficient Design of New Buildings, the organization charged with setting industry standards for sustainable design and energy efficiency.
“PBA’s expert advice to utilize a geothermal HVAC system as a cost and energy-saving measure was a crucial element to the success of the project’s HVAC system implementation. Additional sustainable design solutions such as solar hot water and thermal design installation have proven their position at the forefront of engineering innovation. In addition, their engineering excellence at our new facility earned our project an ASHRAE Technology Award. They continue to impress us in their innovative design engineering solutions and through the geothermal solution, have saved us considerable costs and energy as compared to a conventional heating and cooling system.”
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