Mechanical engineering

Seamless designs minimize cost and environmental impact

PAE’s mechanical engineering services are focused on system performance, comfort, controllability, energy use, maintainability, and the elegant integration of mechanical and plumbing systems with architectural design and building function. We also offer related services such as fire-protection systems design, commissioning, comfort analysis, envelope optimization, water-cycle analysis, and energy modeling.

Mechanical engineering services

  • HVAC dry and wet systems (passive, radiant, chilled beams, displacement, underfloor air, variable refrigerant flow, and traditional systems)
  • Central plant systems (geothermal, chilled-water systems, steam/boiler systems, condenser water systems)
  • Plumbing systems (rainwater reclamation, solar thermal)
  • Sprinkler systems (wet, dry pipe, fire pumps, and alternate extinguishing systems)
  • Building ventilation and air-quality analysis
  • Building energy study (total envelope and equipment lifecycle analysis)
  • Natural ventilation studies
  • Passive heating and cooling studies and strategies
  • Thermal imaging of building envelopes

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