Archive for the ‘General’ Category
South Bend Regional Airport Construction Continues
The expansion of South Bend’s airport that will add 6 new gates to the facility is on schedule and continues.† The new terminal is nearly enclosed as the MEP systems are being installed.† Phase 1 is scheduled to be complete in late 2010.
Carroll High School Complete
Construction has recently completed on the $52 million renovations to Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana.† The renovation included the addition of several new spaces that includes a new competition gym, locker rooms, fitness rooms, technology classrooms, science laboratories, and upgrades to the heating/cooling/electrical plants.† Primary Engineering provided the mechanical, plumbing, power, lighting, data, and building controls design on the project.
IASBO Conference Presentation
Mike Lubbehusen and Brian Johnson have been selected to present a technical session at the annual Indiana Association of School Business Officials Facilities Conference on Nov 4, 2009 in Indianapolis.† The topic of the session will be, “10 Simple Energy Conservation Strategies That Save“.
Fort Wayne Green City Business
Primary Engineering’s office in Fort Wayne, Indiana recently completed it’s certification as a “Green City Business” with the City of Fort Wayne.† This program focuses on working with local business to operate in a more sustainable manner that conserves resources and reduces operational costs.† To learn more about this program, visit their website here:† http://www.cityoffortwayne.org/energy/gb
Energy Efficient Lighting
Primary Engineering has recently completed an upgrade to the lighting systems in their Fort Wayne office to use LED light fixtures.† These new fixtures reduce the energy required by 50% over a traditional fluorescent fixture.† To find out how you can save energy with this new lighting technology, contact us.
Build It Green – Fort Wayne Magazine
Mike Lubbehusen was recently featured in an article published in Fort Wayne Magazine’s March 2009 issue that discusses the Green Building movement from five different points of view.† Read more about it here.
Mike Lubbehusen and USGBC
The Indiana Chapter of the United States Green Build Council (USGBC) has chartered a new Fort Wayne branch and Mike Lubbehusen was elected to the Steering Committee for this new group.† He will be assisting with the programs committee to establish community meetings and speakers to provide technical resources to the local membership.† Mike has previously spent time as an officer with the Fort Wayne ASHRAE chapter and continues his involvement as a board member.
Saving Energy – St. Vincent House
Primary Engineering and Viridian Architectural Design teamed up to perform a free energy audit for a Fort Wayne charitable organization, Vincent House, that provides transitional housing for homeless families.† Their facilities are housed within several buildings that date back to the 1930ís and in need of many repairs.† A complete facility walk-through was provided and list of energy saving measures provided to help the charity to reduce their operating expenses.† The services provided by this group are in great demand and this free service will assist them in better serving the needs of the public.
LEED Workshop Study Series
Mike Lubbehusen, a mechanical engineer at Primary Engineering, has been selected to be a presenter in the Fort Wayne LEED Study Series that is being offered at the Allen County Library during February and March of 2008. This study series is a joint effort by the Fort Wayne ASHRAE Chapter and Northeast Indiana Green Build.