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How a Building Energy Audit Can Reduce Your Energy Consumption

If you’re looking to cut energy usage costs, a building energy audit can help save you money. Inefficient or outdated system design can lead to overpayment on energy expenses. At LKPB Engineers, our expert team can analyze your current system and provide suggestions for improvement. By optimizing the energy-efficiency of your facility, you save on energy costs while reducing your environmental footprint. We offer the following services to help you reduce energy waste and optimize system performance:

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How to Improve Your HVAC System for Lower Cost and Efficiency

Every year, energy costs go up with no signs of a reprieve. In fact, in 2018 alone, many businesses nationwide will experience anywhere from 5% to 35% increases in their utilities. If you own a business in the Twin Cities metro area, now is the time to take advantage of energy-efficient, low-cost systems throughout your entire facility. LKPB’s Life Cycle Costing Analysis program can help you meet that objective.

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Building Power Distribution Design Enhances Your Electrical System

With the rising cost of building energy in the US, you owe it to your business to find smarter ways of consuming electricity. LKPB Engineers design advanced power distribution systems that offer high performance and low maintenance. We can inspect your current systems to determine what upgrades we need to perform to save you money down the road. Below is a summary of how building power distribution design can enhance your electrical system.

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4 Mechanical Engineering Flaws That Cause Problems

Engineers have developed some of the most innovative and mind-blowing mechanical designs throughout history. When thinking about skyscrapers, bridges, tunnels, transportation, exploration, and many other facets of technology, you can thank engineers for bringing them into existence and improving them through the years. Modern technology, however, brings with it current problems from time to time. While some mechanical failures are costly, others can be disastrous.

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Solar Energy Update: Why You’re Missing Out

Commercial solar energy has reached unprecedented heights over the last decade. Although there are still some concerns with homeowners (namely cost), there is no question anymore that solar panels and other components are a strategic choice for business owners. Many Minneapolis and St. Paul companies have already made the switch. LKPB engineers have served many of these businesses. We have helped them find sustainable energy solutions while saving them thousands of dollars in utility costs. Below are reasons you should join these other companies in embracing solar energy for your business.

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What You Need to Know About LEED Certification

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building. The system was devised to foster a market shift toward sustainable building design. As an LEED certified company, LKPB Engineers emphasize using LEED-approved methods for making your building more energy-efficient. There are substantial benefits and rewards to becoming LEED compliant including saving money on energy costs, building repairs, and property maintenance over an extended period.

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Minnesota‐based Engineer Re‐Shapes its Future

Minneapolis, MN (January 18, 2018) – With a goal of continuing the firm’s legacy of innovation and thought leadership, Principals at LKPB Engineers, Inc. (LKPB) searched for a solution to instill and promote firm values, internally and externally. LKPB leadership decided a drastic change was key to carrying the nearly 50‐year‐old firm into the future. A new office space that matches LKPB’s culture, supports today’s work‐style, and allows LKPB project teams to better serve clients was a critical first step to future firm success.

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How Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis Improves Ventilation

When designing ventilation systems in commercial or industrial properties, there are two key factors you should consider: efficiency and comfort. Both will save you money and maintain productivity in your business. LKPB Engineers can help you develop a cost-effective ventilation system by utilizing computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This advanced approach to system design will help you find solutions to issues that will arise in your building’s floorplan. Below we discuss what computational fluid dynamics is, as well as its features and benefits.

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How the Right HVAC System Design Can Save You Money

Modern HVAC systems have numerous features that provide comfort and efficiency in commercial buildings. In addition to providing the adequate heating and cooling, we also install systems that provide air quality throughout the entire facility. The key to advanced technology, however, is not all the bells and whistles it offers, but how efficiently it performs in large-scale commercial or industrial settings. We can optimize a system’s efficiency by engineering the appropriate design throughout the structure. Keep in mind; no one-size-fits-all HVAC system works in all buildings.

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5 Energy-Saving Solutions for Your Commercial Property

Every year your company is wasting thousands of dollars in energy costs brought on by inefficient systems. We work with large-scale businesses just like yours to find out where you can maintain all of your systems to help sustain them. LKPB engineers can change all of that with cost-saving solutions. Below we feature some of our most effective solutions. If you have any further questions, you can contact us. We'll go over all the details.

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