MEP Engineering for Sustainable Design

MEP Engineering for Sustainable Design

Not only do we embrace the industry trend toward more sustainable design, Peter Basso Associates is 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.

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. 

CLICK the links below to visit some of our Sustainable Design projects:

Central Michigan University Graduate Housing Complex | Mt. Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University's, new LEED Platinum certified Graduate Housing Complex includes a two-building/3-story residential housing area, located on the north end of campus on Bellows Street, adjacent to the Health Professions/College of Medicine building. The building’s encompass 94 apartments and 164 beds. Learn More...

University of Michigan Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratary | Ann Arbor, MI

The renovation of the historic Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory, included approximately 9,500 square feet of energy storage research laboratory space, and a 10,106 square foot LEED Gold Certified office addition. Learn More...

New Green Parking Structure & Security Office | Ann Arbor, MI

PBA provided MEP design services to parking architectural consultant, Rich and Associates, for a new parking structure and security office located east of the Crane Liberal Arts & Science Building and south of the Campus Green on the campus of Washtenaw Community College. Learn More...

New Municipal Center | Ann Arbor, MI 

PBA provided MEP and lighting design services for the City of Ann Arbor’s new LEED® Gold certified municipal center. Learn More...

LEED® Accredited Professionals

Peter Basso Associates is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and members of our staff have attained designation as a LEED® Accredited Professional. We provide both sustainable design and documentation services for LEED® certification.