• PAE Living Building. Rendering courtesy of ZGF Architects.

Electrical engineering

Integration powered by operational simplicity

PAE’s electrical systems are tailored to each owner’s project requirements and adaptable enough to meet future needs. We work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders to develop innovative lighting, control, power, and distribution solutions that match the needs of the built environment and the people who work there.

Electrical engineering services

  • Utility coordination, including net metering and islanding considerations
  • Power distribution architecture with consideration for adaptable capacity and growth
  • Retrofit design with consideration of critical load, cutover sequence, and reliability
  • Overcurrent device selection and selective coordination
  • Power quality considerations
  • Load segregation and advanced metering strategies
  • Control and resiliency strategies
  • Generation integration (generators, photovoltaics, wind, fuel cell)
  • Battery storage considerations for resilience and islanding
  • Luminaire selection and specification
  • Lighting-controls integration
  • Life-safety distribution and alternate-source application (standby generators, central battery inverters, unitary battery equipment, UPS systems)
  • Single-point-of-failure and concurrent maintainability considerations
  • Medium-voltage radial and loop site and building distribution
  • Fire-alarm systems
  • Integration with security, AV, and telecommunication systems

"The building is a triumph. As envisioned, the building is fueling collaboration and innovation."

Tiffani Howard, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute