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Engineering Green

Green energy and sustainable buildings are a constant design goal for many professionals in the building design and construction industry. According to the Solar Energy Industries Associate (SEIA) the United States has installed approximately 2 Giga Watts of solar photovoltaics in Q1 of 2017. This brings the total watts of solar photovoltaics installed to approximately 45 Giga Watts in the United States. The use of photovoltaics to produce electricity is a growing industry that provides clean electricity for homes, businesses and communities throughout the world. Many photovoltaic installations provide localized electricity generation to off-set the use of utility electricity. (http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight)

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A New Space for LKPB Engineers

We’re making big strides towards the last step in our rebranding process at LKPB Engineers; the lease has been signed for our new office space in the Twin Cities! It’s in Northeast Minneapolis, just 2.7 miles from our current location. An 8450sf space in the southwest wing of the 6th floor at Broadway Ridge Office Center, with a great view of Downtown! More important than the location, is the choice of this building over many others and finally the design process to create the most productive, integrated space possible.

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Wonder Women in Engineering

The latest superhero movie has created quite a bit of stir recently; demonstrating the strength of women and bringing them up to the level of their male counterparts. Although the market is still dominated by men, it’s becoming clear that women have a place and they’re making an impact!

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Office Health & Wellness

Life is all about balance. Most of the time work is getting balanced with most other things in life. One thing LKPB Engineers is encouraging at the office is the balance of a healthy lifestyle.

The office includes many amenities to help achieve less sedentary time, and makes healthy eating more attainable.

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New Lighting Technology: LEDs

Lighting technology has been evolving rapidly in recent years, and as technology changes, lighting design must change with it. Al Thiesen, Principal at LKPB Engineers, had some insight on how we’ve transitioned into widespread use of LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) fixtures in our designs.

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LKPB Services Highlighted: Fire Protection

LKPB Engineers is well known as an MEP firm, offering services in Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing. But when you venture into our office, or look at a set of our plans for a project, you might find additional services like Medical Gas and Fire Protection System plans and specifications.

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Can Rebranding Help your Business? Will it help ours?

The thought of rebranding can be scary, it’s a big process and you’ll wonder if people will recognize you in the end. That’s the secret, of course they will, as long as your updated logo, website and overall vision represents who the company is, now. A company that has the same logo for the last 25 years, or 28 in our case, has likely changed to a bigger office, updated their technology and yes, hired new people. At some point, someone will walk through the front door, after seeing your logo on a business card or scrolling your outdated website without mobile capabilities on their phone, and your company won’t match the image of you they’ve created in their head.

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