DE Achieves Net Zero
Design Engineers Mechanical and Electrical Consultants of Cedar Rapids and Madison is pleased to announce its Cedar Rapids offices have achieved Net Zero energy use through on-going efforts in efficiency and sustainable energy use.
DE Quest for Net Zero
Solar power is the last mile of our journey; a long trip that started in 2008 with the design of our building and continues every day.
CMBA Rocking the UI Lindquist Renovation
Opening up an existing higher education space can be tricky. Old systems, new systems, old wiring, new wiring, some walls can go, others have to stay. What you need is a unifying concept.
Voxman Music Wins AIA Award
The Voxman Music Building receives AIA Seattle’s Highest Honor.
AEG Receives Historic Preservation Award
AEG’s American Republic Renovation Receives Historic Preservation Award
UI Visual Arts Wins AIA NY Honor Award
American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Recognizes University of Iowa Visual Arts Building with Honor Award
Two ICCSD Projects Receive Energy Efficiency Award
Two Iowa City Community School District projects received Alliant Energy’s 2016 Energy Efficient Design Award ICCSD Penn Elementary Addition & Renovation was the first to receive this great award. Penn’s design achieved a 55% kBTU savings compared to the program baseline. Second up was ICCSD New South Elementary School, also known as Alexander Elementary. Alexander’s design […]
CRPL Wins State Environmental Award
Cedar Rapids Public Library Wins First Place Environmental Award Cedar Rapids Public Library was awarded first place in the commercial/civic category of the 2015 best development awards. These awards are presented by a non-profit called 1,000 Friends of Iowa that focuses on responsible land use. The awards are intended to recognize projects that connect development and quality of […]
UI Art Building Photo Selected As Favorite
A Photo of University of Iowa Art Building Replacement Selected As Favorite Among UI Photographers Photographers in the UI Office of Strategic Communication have selected their top 15 favorite photos of 2015, and the Art Building Replacement project was among them! “Campus construction was in full swing in 2015, with many flood-recovery projects starting to […]
AEG Project Wins National AIA Award
American Enterprise Group (AEG) Project Wins National AIA Award The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has chosen the American Enterprise Group (AEG) National Headquarters Renovation Project to receive the 2016 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture. This is the profession’s highest recognition of works that represent excellence in architecture. The project was among 11 projects selected […]
New UI Residence Hall Featured In American School and University Magazine
Mary Louise Petersen Residence Hall, University of Iowa’s newest residence hall, has been featured as an Outstanding Design in the November issue of American School and University Magazine. This is the first new residence hall for the University of Iowa since 1968 and was a great project for us. Check out the article to see some […]
AEG Receives Design Excellence Award
The American Enterprise Group Des Moines Headquarters Renovation Project received an AIA Central States Award for Design Excellence along with an AIA Kansas City Honor Award for Design Excellence. The jury for the awards program included a number of nationally and internationally recognized architects. Congratulations to the entire team on this project! The jury also produced […]
CRPL Featured in LD+A Magazine
LD+A Magazine has a great article about the Cedar Rapids Public Library. The article focuses on the rise of the library after the devastation of the flood of 2008. Being a company in Cedar Rapids and having a lot of our families live in Cedar Rapids, this project became a much more personal one and […]
2015 Excellence in Energy Efficient Design Awards
Three of Design Engineers’ projects have recently earned Alliant Energy’s “Excellence in Energy Efficient Design Awards.” The West Burlington New Public Works Facility achieved a savings of 51% kBTU based on the program baseline. This ranks fourth in this years kBTU percent savings. The Kirkwood Community College Linn Hall Renovation achieved a savings of 59% […]
Cedar Rapids Public Works and Kirkwood Linn Hall Receive 2015 IES Merit Award
CR Public Works and Kirkwood Linn Hall Received A 2015 IES Merit Award Both projects received a Merit Award from the Illuminating Engineering Society. Congratulations to both team members! Click here to see the list of all 2015 IES Merit Award recipients.
Cedar Rapids Public Library Makes USGBC List Of Top Ten LEED Public Projects
CRPL has ranked number 7 on the USGBC list of top ten LEED public projects. “In 2008, Cedar Rapids, Iowa was severely damaged by a major flood. As the city sought to rebuild their damaged public structures, a race ensued between the Central Fire Station and the Cedar Rapids Public Library, both heading for LEED […]
2014 Excellence in Energy Efficient Design Awards
Three of Design Engineers’ projects have recently earned Alliant Energy’s “Excellence in Energy Efficient Design Awards.” First, is Cedar Rapids Public Library. CRPL’s design achieved a 56% kBTU savings compared to the program baseline. Second, is University of Dubuque Heritage Center. This project achieved a 61% kBTU savings. Third, is Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station. […]
Cedar Rapids Public Library and Central Fire Station Receive 2014 IES Merit Award
CR Public Library and Central Fire Station Received A 2014 IES Merit Award Both projects received a Merit Award from the Illuminating Engineering Society. Congratulations to both team members! CRPL received a high enough score to move on to final judging for further consideration of a Citation Award, Award of Excellence, or Award of Distinction. […]
DE Awarded 1st Place for ASHRAE Region VI Technology Awards
DE Awarded 1st Place in ASHRAE Region VI Technology Awards for CRPL The Cedar Rapids Public Library won 1st place for Category II – New Institutional Building – Other Institutional in the ASHRAE Region VI Technology Awards! This was the first time in several years someone from the Cedar Valley Chapter of ASHRAE has […]
Cedar Rapids Public Library Receives LEED Platinum Certification
CRPL Receives LEED Platinum Certification CRPL achieved a total of 82 LEED credits making it one of 15 buildings currently certified as Platinum! To work towards the goal of LEED Platinum, some of the energy saving strategies included a central geothermal system with a pump and reinjection ground water source, energy recovery ventilation, demand controlled […]