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Lighting Design

How to Design Adequate Lighting Distribution for Maximum Efficiency

Creating the best lighting distributions for outdoor lighting is key to providing security and safety for those who will be using the space. Adequate lighting in an outdoor setting is necessary not only for the safety of those who use your building but also for the protection of your property.

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How Power Distribution Systems Protect Your Building's Equipment

A building’s power distribution system is at the heart of the facility’s operations. Your facility’s power distribution needs will vary according to the size of your operation and the type of electrical equipment you use. Installing state-of-the-art, efficient power distribution systems geared to meet the specific needs of your organization helps keep your facility’s operations and efficiency at peak capacity.

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4 Ways to Conserve Your Building’s Energy

In today’s facilities management and contracting world, the relationship between efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and environmental footprint cannot be overstated. Engineers play important roles in helping their buildings maintain cost-effectiveness while meeting green initiatives.

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How Life Cycle Cost Analysis Benefits Your Building’s Efficiency

Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) can give building owners insight into the efficiency of their buildings. While the upfront cost of owning a building is quite obvious, operational costs can quickly exceed expectations. To allow owners and managers to develop the most efficient and cost-effective operational planning, life cycle cost analysis is critical. At LKPB Engineers, we know how important it is that your business operates at maximum efficiency, which is why we perform extensive LCCA. How can life cycle cost analysis ensure operational efficiency? Read on to find out.

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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 Inefficient or outdated system design can lead to overpayment on energy expenses.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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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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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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U of M: Health Science Education Center

A new building is making its way onto the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus. A state of the art Health Sciences Education Center complete with simulation training and LKPB is engineering and designing the electrical, mechanical, plumbing, medical gas, and fire protection systems.

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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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