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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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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.
Building engineers have to contend with the climate when designing a commercial structure. Temperatures, humidity, high winds, UV rays, and natural disasters determine how a floor plan will look, the type of systems installed in the building, and the materials used for assembling the structure from the sub-level to the top roof. Thus, long winters affect how we approach every project. You can expect a typical Minnesota cold season to last from October to March. A winter this long should influence every decision you make when erecting your commercial property. Below are a few of the details you should think about.
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.