Long Beach, CA (December 5, 2017) — P2S Engineering has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing it as a “Best Place to Work” in 2018. The Top Small & Medium category includes 50 companies in the United States that have less than 1,000 employees. Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards program is in its 10th year and relies on employee feedback on jobs, work environments and companies on P2S scored highly in all eight workplace attributes as reviewed by its employees.

“We’ve always made it a priority to be a company that employees love to work for by constantly striving to create an environment that nurtures our employees’ professional and personal lives. Our highly engaged employees are the reason for our success and this award recognizes their achievements. I can’t thank our staff enough for this phenomenal honor,” said P2S President and CEO Kevin Peterson.

Glassdoor is one of the largest job websites in the world, with tens of millions of reviews from employees and job candidates. Glassdoor has reviews and insights for approximately 700,000 companies in more than 190 countries. The Best Places to Work are determined using company reviews shared by U.S.-based employees between November 1, 2016 and October 22, 2017.

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About P2S Engineering

P2S Engineering was founded in 1991 and is an integrated professional services firm offering full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing, energy and technology engineering, with commissioning and construction management services. P2S takes a performance-based approach to every project it undertakes, an approach that doesn’t just find solutions that work – it finds solutions that work for each client. From higher education and healthcare, to industrial, commercial and port design, its team of 170+ engineers and technical staff can find the smartest solution for even the most challenging problems.


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P2S Appoints James Del Monaco as San Diego Regional Director

San Diego, CA, November 14, 2017 – P2S Engineering opened its San Diego office in 2014 and has since grown to be one of the region’s leading healthcare design consultants. This achievement is due to the efforts of Paul Luster, who developed the firm’s San Diego operations and achieved a major presence in the local engineering design market. To build on this success and take the next strategic step to become a full-service engineering firm in San Diego, P2S has named James Del Monaco as the new director of its San Diego office. James and Paul will work to diversify the firm’s San Diego operations, expanding and improving services for clients. James will be relocating from P2S headquarters in Long Beach, where he serves as one of the firm’s top managers.

“I’m humbled and excited to join P2S San Diego as its regional director,” said Del Monaco. “We have an incredibly talented team in San Diego and I look forward to working with them to expand our capabilities, improve our services, and take our growth to the next level.”


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Kevin Peterson, P2S CEO, Named 2017 IEEE Fellow

Long Beach, California – Kevin Peterson, CEO of P2S Engineering, has been named an IEEE Fellow. Kevin is being recognized for his leadership in global standardization of commercial shore-to-ship power systems.  His work developing and harmonizing North American and International shore-to-ship power standards has been instrumental in the worldwide installation of safer and more ecologically friendly shore side electric power connections for vessels stationary at dock, including at the Port of Long Beach.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Kevin has chaired the IEEE Standards Association P80005 Electrical Shore-to-Ship Connections Working Group for 10 years and has been successful at integrating IEEE contributions into international standards. Kevin has also continuously served in several other IEEE leadership roles, including serving as the IEEE Industry Applications Society president in 2004.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

As President and CEO of P2S Engineering, Kevin and his firm have a direct impact on building infrastructure throughout southern California and beyond. He is heavily involved in the local Long Beach community having served as chair of the Community Hospital advisory board, the current chair of the YMCA of Greater Long Beach and a member of the board at Memorial Medical Center Foundation.


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P2S Engineering’s New Office Space Certified LEED Platinum


Long Beach, California – P2S Engineering’s office expansion has just achieved LEED Platinum certification, the highest LEED certification issued by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). P2S now occupies the top two floors of 5000 E. Spring St. with the 18,790-square foot seventh floor offices recently added below the original eighth floor. The expansion was an effort to better accommodate the rapidly growing P2S workforce. The new space contains amenities such as a gym, showers, employee lockers, bike racks, game room, café and new conferences and meeting rooms. Together, all design elements contributed to surpass USGBC’s most rigorous criteria for energy efficiency.

The new high-efficient office space was designed by P2S and the firm employed the same sustainable design solutions it uses for clients. P2S implemented an innovative new lighting system with highly efficient fixtures, kinetic energy switches and wireless lighting controls so that all switches, fixtures and controls are on the same network. The unique design has led to lighting energy consumption of 50% below Title 24-2013 standards.

The USGBC is a membership-based non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation. The LEED rating system awards points to projects in areas such as Sustainable Sites, Innovation in Design, Water Efficiency, and Energy and Atmosphere.  Projects that accumulate a certain number of points are rated either LEED Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum.

P2S’ new LEED Platinum certification is a testament to the firm’s unwavering commitment to the principles of sustainability and energy efficiency. The company plans to double in size within the next five years and the expansion provides a comfortable and environmentally conscious space for P2S’ Long Beach staff to grow.


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P2S Engineering Wins USGBC-LA Sustainable Innovation Award

Long Beach, California – P2S Engineering and Perkowitz & Ruth’s distinct urban design division, Studio One Eleven, have won a 2016 Sustainable Innovation Award from the Los Angeles chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-LA). The Sustainable Innovation Awards recognize projects that “demonstrate exemplary performance by going above and beyond LEED credit achievement”.

Studio One Eleven and P2S Engineering collaborated in the design of the Children Today Eco House in Long Beach, CA and the project won in the Sustainable Sites category.

Children Today is a Long Beach based non-profit dedicated to providing childcare and development services to children under six years of age experiencing homelessness or other traumatic experiences. The Eco House is a 6,000 SF, LEED Gold Certified preschool and daycare complex that allowed Children Today to consolidate their services and expand the number of children they serve.

The award will be presented at USGBC-LA’s 12th Annual Green Gala taking place on November 10th in downtown Los Angeles.


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P2S Engineering Active in Local ACE Mentor Program

Long Beach, California –P2S Engineering is volunteering in the Los Angeles chapter of the ACE Mentor Program. The ACE Mentor Program of America is a nationwide after-school mentoring program for high school students with the purpose of inspiring students to pursue careers in the architecture, construction and engineering industries. ACE services come at no cost to schools or students and are funded by firms, trade associations, manufacturers and services providers in the A/E/C industry, who not only help increase the overall pool of college students majoring in engineering, architecture and construction management but help increase diversity within the fields. ACE also provides scholarships to program alumni who major in an industry-related field.

ACE Mentors are industry professionals who volunteer their time to expose students to real world design team challenges. Teams are composed of 15-25 students and mentors and are structured similar to an actual design team, with the students guided through a mock design project from architects, engineers and construction managers. Students also visit actual construction sites and at the end of the school year they present their designs to their families, teachers and mentors.

The P2S team of volunteers mentor students at Rancho Dominguez High School in Long Beach. The team is led by Mike Lopez and Jose Rodriguez of Turner Construction and features P2S employees Wes McKean, Carolyn Keith, Melissa Klug, Steven Peterson, Eddie Ortiz, Rafi Karim, and Margaret Peterson. Every other Thursday during the school year, the team engages the Rancho Dominguez High students with design and engineering challenges and helps lead them through their mock design project.


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P2S Engineering to Host 20th Annual Golf Invitational

Long Beach, California – P2S Engineering will host its 20th Annual Golf Invitational on Friday, September 30th at the beautiful Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton, CA. The P2S Golf Invitational is a special event that gives the firm the opportunity to express appreciation to clients, vendors and friends. It provides an annual occasion to network with others in the design and construction industries in a casual and fun environment.

In addition to being the 20th Golf Invitational, this year’s event also celebrates 25 years of business for P2S Engineering. The tournament will feature both a morning and an afternoon session to be followed by a reception and awards banquet later in the evening.

P2S would like to thank all of our sponsors including DMG Corporation and Norman S. Wright Mechanical Equipment —this year’s premier sponsors.


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P2S Engineering, Inc. Receives Zweig Group Trifecta Award


Long Beach, California – P2S Engineering is proud to be the recipient of the prestigious Zweig Group “2016 Trifecta Award,” an honor bestowed on firms that are recognized in all three Zweig award categories in a given year: “Marketing Excellence Award”, “Hot Firm Award” and “Best Firm to Work for Award”. Zweig Group’s awards programs specifically focus on architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firm achievement for firms located in North America.

P2S won the “Marketing Excellence Award”, ranking a fantastic 4th in the “Internal Marketing Category”. The award was given in recognition for P2S’ new company Intranet, which was designed completely in-house. The new intranet is a comprehensive system that includes anything a P2S employee might need, from HR to resources. The system is a marked improvement from the firm’s former intranet.

P2S will formally receive all four awards during the 2016 Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference, which will take place Friday, September 23 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona.

P2S Engineering, Inc. Places in EC&M’s Top 40 Electrical Design Firms

Long Beach, California – Electrical Design, Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) magazine has released its annual rankings of the top electrical design firms in North America, the 2016 EC&M Top 40 List. P2S ranked #31 on EC&M’s list ranked by electrical design revenue. P2S has become an EC&M Top 40 regular and we are honored to once again be included.

EC&M writes that the Top 40 Electrical Design Firms prospered in 2015, spurred on by a favorable economic climate and a “growing demand for ever more complex energy and power related components of construction projects”.

Even more favorably, total revenue for the top electrical design firms increased by 11% from the year before to a total of 1.858 billion. The last three years have seen a 38% growth in revenue, an impressive feat when compared to the 2% annual growth from the economy at large. EC&M notes that low interest rates, a collective national infrastructure in need of upgrades and more companies with more cash are all good omens for the future of the design industry.

P2S takes these good tidings in stride, continually working to grow and innovate not only in the electrical design field, but across all of our many services and markets. 

New Project: Sacramento State University Science Building II

Sacramento State University

With the goal of creating a state-of-the-art facility with collaborative spaces, Sacramento State University is currently building the new Science Building II and cutting-edge teaching labs for students’ use to further their academic goals. The new facility is estimated to be at 95,000 SF of mixed research and teaching laboratory facilities that will be a high profile building to educate, host, and recruit students and academic staff. The facility will also contain unique features such as a planetarium and an observatory.

Working with the design-build team (Sundt Construction and CO Architects), P2S offers solutions to the project with engineering design and services. One of the key challenges is integrating this sophisticated facility into a complex utility infrastructure grid while maintaining the balance between existing utility capacity and the new load that the building will create. In particular, the campus utilizes a thermal energy storage system to reduce electric demand during peak hours. The campus peak demand for chilled water indicates that there is little room for additional load before the capacity of the thermal energy storage system is exceeded.

Our team’s approach to addressing this challenge involves collaborating with the entire design team to emphasis minimizing building demands. This method includes a portfolio of design strategies such as optimizing laboratory ventilation efficiency, developing a high-performance building envelope that minimizes thermal loads while maximizing daylighting performance, and integrating high-efficiency LED lighting and lab equipment into the design.

Once the building load is minimized through passive and active strategies, our team will further diminish the impact on the campus thermal energy storage system by designing chilled water coils with a higher chilled water delta-T than the design rating of the thermal energy storage tank. Higher chilled water delta-T will effectively increase the cooling energy potential of the existing physical dimensions of the thermal energy storage system.

“I hope to strengthen our relationship with Sacramento State as well as our contractor and architect partners by delivering a building that exceeds the team’s expectations. Sacramento State has planned for decades to build this facility, so this project represents a unique and rare opportunity to demonstrate our team’s ability to design top tier laboratory facilities.”

Nathan Ho, PE, LEED AP, Mechanical Engineer

P2S Engineering Celebrates 25th Anniversary


In March 1991, Kent Peterson, Kevin Peterson and John Sosoka set out with a vision to bring an increased level of technical expertise for innovative engineering solutions, combined with global recognition. Over the course of the last 25 years, P2S has made that vision a reality.

The firm averages more than 500 projects per year, and has grown from its three founding principals to a staff of 130, including 34 registered engineers who are extremely well versed in mechanical & electrical engineering solutions for infrastructure and the built environment.

“We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and dedication of our principals and staff,” said Kevin Peterson, founding principal and CEO, P2S Engineering. “We are committed to continuous learning and improvement for ourselves and our staff and are constantly pushing ourselves for improvements whether it be related to engineering or the environment we create for our employees.”

About P2S Engineering

P2S is a full-service mechanical, electrical & technology engineering firm offering feasibility, design, commissioning, construction management and energy services. The firm provides consulting engineering services for industrial facilities, healthcare facilities, government facilities, institutions, and the building industry. P2S has offices in Long Beach and San Diego.

The firm has been recognized for its workplace practices and for its philanthropic activities. P2S has been named in the top 20 medium-sized firms in Los Angeles County Best Places to Work in by the Los Angeles Business Journal for the past seven years. The firm has also been repeatedly recognized as a leader in its industry by Consulting Specifying Engineer, Building Design & Construction and PSMJ Resources.

P2S is dedicated to helping facility owners and operators maximize building and infrastructure performance. The firm’s comprehensive engineering and commissioning services cover everything from simple retrofits to advanced system designs to monitoring-based commissioning for optimized performance. Their Construction Management Division provides services to owners through agency CM, staff augmentation and on-call contracts.

P2S Engineering Has Large Presence at 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference

2016 ASHRAE Conference

Long Beach, California – ‘Sharing ideas’ and ‘Making connections’ are the themes of this year’s ASHRAE Winter Conference held in conjunction with the AHR Expo. For P2S this is one of the most important industry meetings of the year, allowing key staff to collaborate and network with their peers in advancing the building industry. P2S also looks forward to reviewing the latest technologies and learning about improved practices for the built environment.

“We are excited to attend this year with seven P2S staff representing our wide range of technical committees discussing the latest developments and research in the building industry, such as high performing buildings and integrated design. We will also participate in technical seminars, attend courses, earn professional credits and contribute in the committee meetings,” says Kent Peterson, COO and ASHRAE former President.

For the former ASHRAE President and Chief Engineer of P2S, Kent Peterson, the meeting is not only a place to discuss the harmonization of several industry BIM standards, guidelines and codes, it is also an opportunity to collaborate on ‘Net-Zero Energy Building’ guidelines and project ideas developed by P2S.

In addition to their special interests, our engineers selected their program from 100 sessions and 300 speakers. P2S will report their experiences and work in seven short stories over the five-day conference and publish via P2S social media channels.

Please visit the ASHRAE website for more information about the 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference.

P2S Engineering Strengthens Their Certified Workforce in the Design-Build Industry

Design Build Certification

San Diego/ Long Beach, California – Continuing professional education is key in maintaining long-term competence and reputation. Therefore P2S Engineering is happy to announce that their Director of Healthcare, Michael Gilmore, and the Director of our San Diego branch, Paul Luster, are newly certified Associate Design-Build Professionals ™, a certification by the Design-Build Institute of America. They join Scotty Galloway, Director at P2S Construction Management.

“Becoming an Associate DBIA member and completing the training and exam is about being a quality team player in the design-build delivery method,” explains Luster of the recognition. At the center of the educational program are three courses, which allow engineers to gain further expertise around the fundamentals of project delivery, the specific principles of design-build project delivery and post-award design-build.

Gilmore adds, “I have always enjoyed the high performance and teamwork aspects of design-build and the creative solutions to construction that it can bring. It allows each team member to bring their best skill sets to full use on a project.” With that top of mind, P2S Engineering is looking forward to coupling their healthcare experience with the design-build methods endorsed by DBIA in California, namely in the San Diego market.

Smarter School Security Systems to Ensure Our Kids Feel Safe


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Long Beach, California – When it comes to assessing threats, schools in Los Angeles likely have more experience than most other districts in the country. Nevertheless, after the temporary shutdown of nearly 1,100 schools in LA, the security debate calls for new safety audits and funding. However, schools should not be prisons — in order to keep our children safe the use of systems that deter and mitigate risk are essential. At the same time, it is necessary to ensure the freedom necessary for daily school life.

“Modern facility security master-planning needs to provide answers to this dualism. We need to talk about cost-effective electronic security enhancements, such as video surveillance, intrusion detection and improved access control,” says Charlie Musser, a K-12 school expert from P2S Engineering. The concept of security planning is as critical as ever to lessening the vulnerability of our learning institutions.

P2S works with educational organizations which strive daily to protect their students, faculty and assets. The continued convergence of physical security and technology systems allow these institutions to minimize vulnerability, provide for more efficient incident analysis, make quicker decisions and provide appropriate response measures to relieve security concerns. The concept is the ultimate integration of physical security with an established IT infrastructure, providing a path for the deployment of newer security technologies.

The needs for learning institutions may differ depending on the sensitivity of information and areas requiring protection coverage. That is why it is necessary to provide a wide range of services from video surveillance in parking lots and student drop-off areas to emergency phones at main paths of travel. Those systems also include license plate recognition at entry/exit points to confirm who is accessing the campus. Different degrees of access control systems may also be implemented from electronic locks to biometric verification for access to sensitive areas.

When helping to advance safety measures, P2S aims to identify potential threats and formulate an operations plan to maximize the effectiveness of the physical security systems. “Additional training allows staff to prepare and respond to protect students and faculty in the event of an incident,” adds Charlie Musser.

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Seawater desalination is not the magic answer to the drought in California

LONG BEACH and SAN DIEGO, CA—November 17, 2015—In just a few weeks, America’s largest seawater desalination plant will open, providing the San Diego area with 50 million gallons of drinking water. The billion dollar project is only the second major seawater plant in the nation, with the first foray in Florida widely considered a flop.

Despite its big promise, many experts are fighting heavily over this form of water supply.

Supporters consider seawater desalination a partial answer to drought in the United States. Opponents say high costs and threats to marine life leave better alternatives like recycling and conservation. Our P2S Engineering experts have their own point of view.

We believe in the effort to expand southern California’s water supply portfolio as we cannot be so dependent on the existing resources we have: fact is, we import most of our water resources. The amount of energy expended for water is over three times that of northern California, a majority of which aids in transporting water needs. “From an energy use standpoint we need to find ways of reducing this and diversifying our portfolio,” recommends James Del Monaco, the Sustainability Director of P2S.

For P2S, this plant is not an all-encompassing solution. “What we need is a new sustainable water concept,” Del Monaco adds, questioning whether desalination is the best of use of our economic resources.

Desalination can cost anywhere from two to eight times higher than traditional water sources. “We have to acknowledge that this money also could be spent on fixing the existing infrastructure and the associated leaks, providing incentives to change out lower flow fixtures, or educating the community on ways to reduce water use,” states Del Monaco. In addition to the financial implications, the lawmakers need to commission further studies which address the impact to the environment and ocean life. P2S Engineering aims to provide the expertise required to save the state’s ecosystem, as well as secure the basic needs of its inhabitants.

P2S Hosts a Social Night to Honor Veterans

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In honor of our veterans, P2S is hosting a social night this Wednesday on Veterans Day. Come down to Tracy’s Bar & Grill to buy them a beer and show your appreciation for those who served.

Tracy’s welcomes all ages and provides great food, cocktails, sports, pool tables, and various games. It’s tons of fun for everyone, even for those who don’t drink. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 11th at 5:30 pm
Tracy’s Bar & Grill
5511 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90808

P2S Annual Golf Invitational Tournament

19 th P2S Golf Tournament

On September 25, 2015, P2S held its annual golf invitational at the Coyotes Hills Golf Course located in Fullerton, CA. This is the 19th year that the firm has hosted the tournament for clients and vendors as a way to say “thank you” for their support throughout the years. We had an overwhelming list of players sign up for both the morning and afternoon sessions.  Players were treated to lunch and dinner, received golf goodies and were entered into a drawing for raffle prizes.

Thank you to the golf committee, volunteers, and sponsors who made the event a success! Please enjoy this video clip  and  photo collection of the day’s festivities.

Helping Underprivileged Families through CANstruction

CANstruction 2015

For the second year in a row, P2S Engineering teamed with MHP Structural Engineers to compete in the CANstruction competition located at the Landmark Square in Long Beach, CA. The event is a way to help the charity, Food Finders, bring awareness and feed low-income families in the surrounding areas. Five local architectural and engineering firms displayed their talent by creating large-scale sculptures of varying breakfast-themed items such as cereal boxes, an oatmeal container, a cracked egg and more. It was estimated that more than 10, 000 lbs. of canned goods were used to create these grand structures that were on display from September 18-27th. Visitors were encouraged to bring a can or two of their own to cast a “vote” for their favorite design.

With this year’s theme, “Breakfast CAN Make a Difference”, the team built a giant-size replica of the Quaker Oats container, bowl, and spoon completely out of canned goods. All cans were donated by the company and employees. Our team took home the “Best Use of Label” award as nominated by a panel of judges. Once the competition ended, all cans were donated to Food Finders.

An “Engineering Giant” in the Education Sector


Every year the Building Design+Construction magazine editors compiled a list of their findings for the Giants 300 report, which ranks the leading A/E/C firms by discipline, specialty, building sector, green building work, and much more. The data collected is based on information submitted by firms varying from different sizes throughout the US. P2S was listed for several categories but most noticeable in the education sector – #12 for University Sector Giants and #23 for K-12 School Sector Giants.

The education market is experiencing a large demand for transformative learning spaces to attract top-tier students for colleges and universities. Whether new or reconstructed, K-12 schools and universities must foster spaces for collaboration, creative thinking, and technology use, according to BD+C’s 2015 Giants 300 report. P2S along with other A/E/C firms were ranked based on their history and commitment to the education sector. For more than 25 years, P2S have been providing engineering services to nearly every type of education space. Large or small, the goal is to create a comfortable learning environment while keeping the campus operational throughout an expansion, upgrade or new construction.

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P2S Awarded As One of the “Best Places to Work in LA” for Seven Consecutive Years

Best Places to Work

P2S was on hand to receive the “Best Places to Work” award held on August 19th, 2015, hosted by the acclaimed Los Angeles Business Journal. The award is an annual celebration of top employers who have proven that they know what it takes to create environments where people love to come to work. P2S was ranked number 18 in the mid-sized company category based on criteria such as overall company culture, benefits, compensation and employee feedback. Year after year, P2S strives to create a work-life balance for its employees with perks such as an onsite gym, available healthy snacks, team and individual fitness challenges, monthly “Meet & Eat” gatherings, paid training, annual summer picnic, half-day every Friday, and much more.

A Day of Fun and Learning



On April 23, 2015, P2S welcomed 23 children to the office for a day of learning and fun activities as part of the national Bring Your Child to Work Day celebration. The day started out with a healthy breakfast and introduction from Steven Peterson, son of P2S co-founder Kevin Peterson. Steven spoke of his younger years visiting the office with his dad and brother, and how this led to his decision to enter the engineering field.

After the introduction, parents and their kids headed to Makersville, a youth makerspace in Long Beach, to build motorized LEGO® creatures, screen print their own t-shirts, and learn how to program robots.

It was a wonderful morning of family and engineering fun! Click here to view more photos from the event.

Congratulations to our newest PEs

P2S long list of professional licensed engineers

To be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is no easy task, and we want to congratulate two of our prominent staff members, David Klug and Nate Behning, for achieving such status. Their accomplishments will bring our list of licensed PEs to a total of 33 professionals to our firm—a great benefit to both our firm and our clients. As a licensed PE, David and Nate have the authority to sign and seal engineering plans and drawings, and offer their field of expertise to private sectors and the general public.

About David and Nate:

David Klug graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Architectural Engineering. Since joining P2S in 2009, David worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer on many of our high-profile projects in higher education, aerospace, and entertainment.

As a native of Iowa, Nate never thought much about a career in the HVAC design industry until his senior year in college and we’re glad he did. After graduating from Iowa State with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Nate joined P2S in 2011 working on various projects including new building and renovation projects at university and college campuses, office buildings, and athletic facilities. Although Nate misses his hometown, he keeps himself busy by playing soccer, sharpening his Tae-Kwon-Do skills, and basking in the sunny California weather.

Kent Peterson received ASHRAE’s John F. James International Award

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P2S founder Kent Peterson receiving the John F. James International Award at this year’s ASHRAE conference in Chicago.

Congratulations to P2S founder Kent Peterson, who received the John F. James International Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) on January 24, 2015. Kent was honored at the annual ASHRAE conference in Chicago. The Society recognized 66 distinguished members for their involvement and positive contributions to the organization and industry at this year’s event.

Originally named the International Activities Awards, the John F. James International Award was established in 1983 to honor members who have done the most to enhance the Society’s international presence. Kent is past president of the Society and is currently on the board of the ASHRAE Associate Society Alliance, which works with 51 professional societies around the world. Kent is a prominent lecturer of ASHRAE and served as the Standard 189.1 chair—an ANSI standard addressing a building’s energy efficiency and its impact on the atmosphere, among other high-performance green standards.

Congratulations, Kent!

P2S Honored at the ACEC California Engineering Excellence Awards


Kent Peterson at the ACEC California Engineering Excellence Awards dinner.

P2S was proud to receive an Honor Award as part of the ACEC California Engineering Excellence Awards competition. We were honored for our work on the innovative, energy-saving design of the LEED® Platinum Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at San Diego State University.

The Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) is a competition based on quality, complexity, innovation, and client satisfaction. Each year a panel of seven distinguished judges from the public sector rank project submissions from small and large engineering firms throughout California. P2S was given the Honor Award in the building/technology system category, and is eligible to compete in ACEC’s national EEA competition. Kent Peterson was at the ceremony to receive the award held on January 15, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency, Sacramento.

In addition to being honored at the awards event, the display panels office for two weeks in February.

P2S to sponsor four women engineering students to attend WE2014

P2S: Supporting women in engineering.

P2S: Supporting women in engineering.

P2S Engineering, Inc. is sponsoring the registrations of four outstanding women mechanical or electrical engineering students for WE2014 October 23-25 in Los Angeles.

Two students each from CSU Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona will be selected. Recipients will also receive a tour of the P2S Engineering offices, located in Long Beach, California, and a personal meeting with President & CEO Kevin Peterson and Vice President & Chief Engineer Kent Peterson.

Interested students, please see your Dean of Engineering for further details, and to be considered for this special career opportunity.

A Few Good Men: P2S founders Kevin and Kent Peterson to walk the runway for charity

Guests can bid on the chance to spend a fly-fishing weekend in Idaho with the Petersons as part of the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House gala event

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LONG BEACH (September 6, 2014)  –  P2S Engineering’s Kevin and Kent Peterson will soon be strutting their stuff on the fashion runway as part of a charity event benefiting Long Beach Ronald McDonald House. The nonprofit organization, which provides a home away for home for families whose children are undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illness, will be honoring the brothers as “A Few Good Men” for their generous philanthropic support in the local community.

As part of the gala event, guests will have the chance to eat and mingle with the Petersons, along with more than 300 community leaders, before heading to the runway show. They will also have the option of bidding on a weekend of fly-fishing with the pair at their private family residence in Island Park, Idaho, as well as a number of other specialty auction items provided by other “A Few Good Men” honorees.

“It’s an honor to share the catwalk with so many respected Long Beach leaders,” says P2S President and CEO Kevin Peterson.  “I can’t say I’ll be quitting my day job anytime soon – but I look forward to walking the runway for the first time, for such a worthy cause.”

The “A Few Good Men” gala will take place Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at the Pacific Ballroom at the Long Beach Arena. Other “A Few Good Men” honorees include Jim Gray, Skip Keesal, Don Knabe, Gene Lentzner, John Molina, Justin Rudd, Tom Shadden, Ken Walker, and Mike Walter.

To attend this year’s event, please contact, Jennifer Moore, Development Manager at (562) 285-4307 or

About P2S Engineering
P2S Engineering is a provider of professional engineering and commissioning services for a broad range of markets, including higher education, healthcare, ports/harbors, industrial, entertainment, commercial, laboratories, municipal, and federal. P2S specialties include electrical, mechanical, commissioning, and technology integration engineering. With over 100 employees, P2S Engineering is an internationally recognized leader in many of the key markets that it serves. The company provides a blend of innovation and technical excellence in delivering green solutions that enhance and sustain the built, natural and social environments. |

About Long Beach Ronald McDonald House
The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House serves as a “home away from home” for families of children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses at nearby hospitals and medical facilities. The House opened its doors in December 2011 with a stated goal of creating a place where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy. |


P2S Engineering to create large-scale replica of Queen Mary entirely out of canned food

2,000+ cans of food will be donated to Long Beach families as part of the “CANstruction®” competition

LONG BEACH (August 20, 2014)  –  P2S Engineering staff will build a giant replica of the Queen Mary this week as part of a charity competition benefiting Food Finders and their work in feeding impoverished families. Just over 2,000 cans of food will be used to create the stunning model, which will also feature the ship’s surrounding lighthouse park and green space. Cans were donated by P2S employees, partners and vendors and will be distributed to local Long Beach families when the event is complete.

The CANstruction competition will take place Thursday, August 21, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Mercedes Benz of Long Beach (2300 E. Spring Street in Signal Hill). As part of the event, participants have 12 hours to build a unique structure made entirely out of canned goods. P2S will be partnering with Long Beach structural engineering firm MHP to complete its structure. The final model is expected to be up to 10’ x 10’ x 10’ with cans totaling over 7,000 lbs.

“The CANstruction program is a fun challenge for our team, but in the end it’s about building more than a fantastic structure,” says Kevin Peterson, President and CEO of P2S Engineering. “It’s about rallying our organization together to assist our community’s struggling families.”

Four teams comprised of five local architectural and engineering firms will be competing in this year’s event, which is the first of its kind in Long Beach. Other participants in this year’s competition include Sennikoff Architects, Moffat & Nichol Engineering, and Jeffrey Rome & Associates.

Community members are invited to view the completed CANstruction structures from August 22 through September 2. All visitors are encouraged to bring canned goods to the event, which will be used to “vote” for their favorite structure. A “People’s Choice” award will be given to the team with the most canned good “votes.” Additional awards including “Best Use of Labels” and “Structural Ingenuity will be chosen by a panel of local judges following the exhibition.

P2S Engineering is a strong supporter of the local community. For more information about the company’s role in the CANstruction event, please contact Jessica Stonefield at 562-497-2999 or

About P2S Engineering

P2S Engineering is a provider of professional engineering and commissioning services for a broad range of
markets, including higher education, healthcare, ports/harbors, industrial, entertainment, commercial, laboratories, municipal, and federal. P2S specialties include electrical, mechanical, commissioning, and technology integration engineering. With over 100 employees, P2S Engineering is an internationally recognized leader in many of the key markets that it serves. P2S provides a blend of innovation and technical excellence in delivering green solutions that enhance and sustain the built, natural and social environments. |

About CANstruction®

CANstruction® was founded in 1992 to help promote the design community and raise food donations for hunger relief efforts. CANstruction® events have been held in over 140 cities worldwide donating over 15 million pounds of canned food to alleviate the concern of hunger and malnutrition. CANstruction 2014 is sponsored by the Long Beach Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. |

About Food Finders

Food Finders, founded in 1989, works with local food vendors, grocery stores, restaurants and caterers to distribute donated food to other nonprofit organizations that feed impoverished families, children and elderly. Today there are eight staff and some 250 volunteers who help rescue an average of 7 million pounds of food each year. Food Finders’ mission is to eliminate hunger and food waste while improving nutrition in food insecure communities. |

GSA task force plans for future net-zero energy buildings

The General Services Administration’s Net-Zero Energy Task Group is planning to produce a draft letter with clear goals and guidance for net-zero energy buildings by this September.

On Tuesday, the committee decided on a provisional definition of net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs) to push them toward creating clear goals and guidance to agencies. The draft definition distinguishes between two different types of net- zero energy buildings:

Aztec Student Union Opens at San Diego State University

P2S Engineering provided the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and telecommunications engineering design for San Diego State University’s Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union which is slated to become California’s largest LEED Platinum educational building. Canon Design was the architect that led the design team. The new facility features a classic Mission Revival design that pays tribute to the rich history of San Diego State University. Beyond the architecturally beautiful arches, arcades, balconies and courtyards the engineering design incorporates sustainable and green features that will ultimately qualify the building for LEED Platinum Certification.

The 206,000 square foot, three-story student center houses a satellite fitness center, state-of-the-art bowling and games center, dining and retail space, student and community affairs offices, indoor and outdoor WiFi, and 13 meeting rooms of various sizes, including Motezuma Hall. The building also features a 300-fixed seat multi-purpose theater as well as indoor and outdoor lounges and seating areas for studying, meeting, relaxing, and enjoying outdoor entertainment along with San Diego’s beautiful year-round climate.


The Associated Students of SDSU prides itself as a leader, trendsetter and role model for sustainability in the CSU system. Nearly 80 percent of the materials used from the original student union, Aztec Center, which was the first student union opened in the CSU system in 1968, were recycled for reuse in the new Aztec Student Union. P2S provided sustainable MEPT design contributing to LEED Platinum registration. “We’ve incorporated a number of energy-saving features that not only makes the building more efficient, but will significantly reduce operating costs,” said Kent Peterson, vice president and chief engineer of P2S. As project manager for the highly visible green engineering project, Peterson said “We’ve incorporated both photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and skylights for power generation and natural daylighting, sunshade devices and operable windows for energy reduction and natural venting.”

According to Peterson, the project took advantage of traditional engineering methodologies along with a number of new green engineering technologies that work together to make for a cleaner and greener building that requires less natural resources while providing increased comfort for students, faculty and visitors. The design team used an integrated design methodology to maximize benefits while minimizing resources and costs. P2S included sub-metering of all utility systems within the building to allow the owner to better understand energy and water consumption patterns.

The HVAC is designed to consume 40% less energy than Title 24 standards and incorporates a low-pressure variable air volume (VAV) system. Radiant slab heating and cooling with ceiling fans and a dedicated outside air system are provided in parts of the building to reduce fan energy and improve indoor air quality. CO2 sensors provide demand-based ventilation for high occupancy spaces.

The electrical design includes highly efficient light fixtures and task lighting to illuminate the spaces within the buildings, effective daylight and demand controls to harvest daylight savings and reduce overall lighting power densities, use of energy efficient distribution transformers to reduce energy losses and provision of renewable power through PV system on the roof to offset a portion of the building energy usage.

The project includes underground water storage and pervious paving to eliminate discharge into municipal storm water systems while providing landscape irrigation. The building also features a radiant floor system providing a heating and cooling mass, as well as a green roof which reduces heat island effect while promoting a natural habitat.

Demolition of the former student union began in the summer of 2011 and the new Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union celebrated its Grand Dedication in March of 2014.

OSHPD Current California Building Code Changes

Recent Change to Seismic Certification of Equipment used in Hospital Facilities

Overview of OSHPD Special Seismic Certification

Along with the obvious seismic concerns of a building’s structure, California’s Building Codes (CBC) and the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) also specifies the Special Seismic Certification (SSC) of mechanical and electrical equipment, systems and components used within or attached to a building during and after a seismic event.

Kent Peterson honored with ASHRAE’s F. Paul Anderson Award

Congratulations to Kent Peterson, P2S Vice President and Chief Engineer, honored with the F. Paul Anderson Award at the 2014 ASHRAE Winter Conference.

New P2S Engineering Office in San Diego

P2S Engineering has opened its new branch office in San Diego to meet the needs of the surrounding community with exemplary engineering services. The San Diego location will assist in serving P2S’ current San Diego clients, including the University of California, San Diego, San Diego State University, the Salk Institute, and Scripps Health, and more.

P2S Awarded GSA Contract

P2S is expanding its government agency services as we recently became a GSA Contract Holder in three SIN categories: Building Commissioning; Energy Audit Services; and Energy Consulting Services. P2S is a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and has been awarded a five-year contract that coincides with the federal government’s energy management goals to continually develop cost-effective, energy-saving solutions that help government buildings and facilities run more efficiency.

Los Angeles Business Journal Names P2S One of the “Best Places to Work in LA” for 5th Consecutive Year

The acclaimed Los Angeles Business Journal has once again named P2S Engineering as one of the “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” for 2013. The program recognizes companies who create and maintain workplace excellence. While the P2S package includes many benefits and wellness programs for the employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance, P2S instills its values for client service towards employee care as well. P2S was rated number sixteen once again in the medium-sized company category, and rankings are based on criteria such as company culture, compensation, benefits, employee feedback and environment.

P2S is an SBE company

P2S is certified as an SBE company in California and federally, as well as for the several municipalities within California. P2S serves clients with a high-quality, boutique mentality while providing the background and experience of a large company. We can help you meet your SBE goals and deliver top-tier professional engineering services and provide the best overall value for our clients.

P2S Top 40 Electrical Design Firms in US (#31)

P2S was recognized recently as one of EC&M Magazine’s Top 40 Electrical Design Firms in the nation, coming in at #31! Thank you to our star electrical engineers and designers for leading the way in the industry, and bringing the leading expertise to make P2S one of the top players in the electrical engineering field.

P2S is Hiring!

We are moving into the future. And fast. We want you to join us. If you get excited about the collaboration that new projects require and like to push the envelope past status quo – we want you to become a game changer in the engineering industry with us. As a consulting engineering and commissioning firm committed to innovative designs, sustainable solutions and high-quality services, we view engineering as a 50/50 mix of functional/technical activities and embrace the entrepreneur/creativity in everyone.

Cal Poly SLO Student Rec Center Wins National NIRSA Award

NIRSA is pleased to announce that Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Student Recreation Center has been selected as a 2013 award recipient for the association’s acclaimed “Outstanding Sports Facilities Awards”! NIRSA is the premier association of leaders in collegiate recreation, and is dedicated to the advancement of recreation, sport, and wellness on higher education campuses. Congratulations to Cal Poly SLO, Cannon Design, and all those who were part of this project. P2S is honored to be a part of the design team for this innovative project.

Boeing’s Long Beach Complex First in Country to Earn Top Energy Star Award For Three Consecutive Years

The Boeing Long Beach Douglas Complex is one of the most energy efficient facilities in the United States; surpassing energy efficiency measures standards by tenfold. The Energy Star Challenge for Industry is a call-to-action campaign to achieve a 10 percent reduction in energy intensity within five years. The Boeing campus, which consists of three buildings, has cut its electricity consumption by 44.4 percent and its natural gas consumption by more than 60 percent since 2008.

P2S Engineering Named One of the Top 100 “Best Places to Work in LA” for the Fourth Year

For the fourth consecutive year, Long Beach-based P2S Engineering has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. This year, P2S was rated number sixteen in the medium-sized company category. Rankings are based on criteria such as company culture, compensation, benefits, employee feedback and environment. P2S implements various moral-boosters such as individual and team fitness programs, surprise office treat bars, employee wellness events and flexible work schedules. The innovative LEED Gold offices feature a fitness center, green, energy-efficient collaborative work spaces, and a coffee-house inspired lunch area with a panoramic view of Long Beach.

P2S ranked as MEP Giants 300 Firm and Top 25 University Sector Engineering Firms

Long Beach, California, July, 2012—P2S Engineering has been nationally ranked as one of the “Engineering Giants 300”, as well as being named one of the “Top 25 University Sector Engineering Firms” in the nation for 2012 byBuilding Design + Construction (BD&C) Magazine.

P2S Engineering Lighting Projects Take Five IES Illumination Awards

Long Beach, California, June, 2012—P2S Engineering, located in Long Beach, CA, swept away five Illumination Section Awards by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) on two projects—the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)Tustin Metrolink Station (TMS) Parking Structure, and the P2S Office Lighting Renovation.

P2S Named Top 30 Electrical Engineering Design Firms in the Nation

P2S was recognized this month as one of EC&M’s Top 30 Electrical Design Firms in the nation! We’re proud of our electrical engineers & designers, who helped us become one of the top players in the electrical design field. Read More

Kevin and Kent Peterson Named “City National Bank 2012 Entrepreneurs of the Year”

P2S founders and brothers Kevin Peterson and Kent Peterson were honored today as the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce presented the “City National Bank Entrepreneurs of the Year” award. Their visionary and innovative drive in the engineering industry is inspirational, as they run their business with environmentally conscious designs and technology. Watch the highlight video for more on the twins:

VIDEO : P2S Energy Efficient Office Lighting Designs

Check out our video highlights of award-winning innovative and energy efficient lighting designs at the P2S Engineering office. Designed and engineered in-house by our lighting specialists.

Shore Power at Port of Long Beach Reduces Emissions Equal to 33,000 Cars

After nearly three years of development and construction, The Port of Long Beach unveiled and announced last month that shore power was operational for the Pier C container shipping terminal, operated by Matson Navigation and SSA Terminals.

New Division and Website Announced for P2S Commissioning

P2S Engineering, a Long Beach, California-based consulting engineering firm, today announced the establishment of a business division dedicated to providing commissioning services to the design, engineering and construction industries and a new website at focused on commissioning services, trends and news.The new division will operate out of the P2S Engineering Long Beach offices.

The Particulate Matter Problem: Pollution In the LA Basin

What does air pollution mean to you? Like most, you probably would answer “dirty air.” But what makes air dirty? Perhaps from the window seat of a plane landing at LAX, you have wondered about the floating grey blanket of haze that hangs over much of the LA basin. You might wonder, “Do I breathe that?”

Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings Appoints Kent Peterson to Advisory Committee

Kent Peterson, chief engineer and principal of Long Beach-based P2S Engineering has been appointed to the Federal Green Building Advisory Committee (GBAC). Serving under the GSA’s Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, established by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), Peterson will serve as a representative of the engineering profession.

P2S Named One Of The Best Places To Work in Los Angeles: 2011 Marks 3rd Consecutive Year

For the third year in a row, The Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) has recognized P2S Engineering as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Los Angeles County. For 2011, P2S is ranked as the 11th Best Place to Work. All employers must be submitted and go through a strict process to be considered for this honor.

LEED™ Gold Certification and Exceeding Title 24 Requirements Key Features of P2S Office Expansion and Renovation

This spring, P2S finally pulled the wraps off the expansion and complete renovation of its Long Beach offices. After nearly two years of planning and a year of construction, the new space is in the process of being certified to comply with LEED Gold status. The renovation included a 30% percent increase in total space for a total of 30,000 square feet. The renovation was done with four main goals in mind: (1) sustainability (2) advanced engineering (3) teamwork and collaboration spaces (4) employee wellness. “We are thrilled that we could apply our experience and passion to green design and engineering on our own space,” said Kevin Peterson, President and CEO of P2S Engineering.

P2S To Host US Green Building Council CALGreen Training Session In Long Beach

CALGreen, the new state building code that took effect on January 1, 2011, mandates that all new buildings in the state be more environmentally friendly. The new code marks the most aggressive statewide green building code in the country.

New Aztec Student Center at SDSU Incorporates P2S Designed Green Technologies to Qualify for LEED™ Platinum Certification

As the Class of 2011 at San Diego State University dons their caps and gowns, the university is making plans to raze SDSU’s existing Student Union building and begin construction on a sustainable “green” student union engineered by P2S Engineering.

Cover Story: Reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint, P2S Engineer James Valiensi, discusses CSUN project in PM Engineer Magazine

Featured on the cover and interviewed in the April 2011 issue of PME (PM Engineering) Magazine, P2S Engineer James Valiensi, P.E., LEED GA, discusses how P2S worked with California State University Northridge to develop and design an efficient solution that would accommodate student water needs and space heating in four student apartment buildings on the university campus.

P2S Wins Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility

P2S Engineering has won the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, a national honor recognizing the company’s efforts to provide a variety of workplace options that allow employees to perform the best work. The Sloan Awards honor organizations of all sizes and all types across the country that are using flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness while yielding positive and improved business results.

Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Green Business Council Elects Kent Peterson as New Leader

LONG BEACH, Calif. (October 20, 2010) — The Long Beach Green Business Council today elected Kent Peterson as its first president.

P2S named in top 10 best places to work in Los Angeles

For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized P2S in its annual Best Places To Work issue, this year ranking as the ninth best place to work in Los Angeles. Employers throughout Southern California are graded and ranked based on a number of criteria.

Leading Management Consulting Firm Recognizes P2S Engineering’s Business Performance in Annual Circle of Excellence List

One of the leading Architectural, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) management training and consulting firms, PSMJ Resources, Inc. has named Long Beach, California-based P2S Engineering to its prestigious Circle of Excellence list. The PSMJ Circle of Excellence Survey recognizes professional service firms for exemplary management of clients, staffs and projects.

P2S Awarded GSA Contract

P2S is expanding its government agency services as we recently became a GSA Contract Holder in three SIN categories: Building Commissioning; Energy Audit Services; and Energy Consulting Services. P2S is a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and has been awarded a five-year contract that coincides with the federal government’s energy management goals to continually develop cost-effective, energy-saving solutions that help government buildings and facilities run more efficiency.

Career Opportunities

Are you looking for a career opportunity of a lifetime? P2S is currently hiring engineers, commissioning agents, and other office positions at both our Long Beach and San Diego locations.

If you are interested in opportunities at P2S, please apply directly. We do not work with any outside recruiting agencies.

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