Description of Organization
Peter Basso Associates excels in the design of high performance buildings that are functional, energy efficient and environmentally conscious. As the mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems engineers, we incorporate sustainability into each of our designs, working closely with the architect and other disciplines to optimize system design, minimize long-term energy use and deliver a healthy, productive indoor environment.
While energy management has become a key component in today’s sustainable system design, it has been a primary philosophy at Basso for years. From our inception, we have recognized that incorporating energy conservation measures into facility design derives important benefits.
Peter Basso Associates has a comprehensive understanding of systems designs that incorporate a wide range of energy conservation technologies. We routinely perform energy modeling to evaluate conservation opportunities. This is a required element for LEED ® certification, but at Basso energy modeling is also performed on many other projects in order to evaluate alternatives. Most importantly, Basso can advise you on how to maximize energy conservation benefits on your project, giving you the opportunity to meet LEED ® requirements and at the same time minimize life cycle costs.
Our energy conservation design experience includes 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. Many of our projects have won technology awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers at the local, regional and national level. We have also received high level recognition by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America for lighting design on numerous projects.