The Right Systems, the Right Design

60 Years of Expert Building Solutions

At Emanuelson-Podas, we’ve been bringing air, power, light and water to the places that matter for six decades.

In all we do, we strive to deliver inspired, expert building system solutions to the architects, contractors, facility managers, business owners and others with whom we work. Our core strength is providing exceptional mechanical, electrical and plumbing design.

[ Complete Design Solutions ]

Our focus on communication and connection provides extraordinary value, particularly in large, complex projects with multiple overlapping design components. Our electrical, mechanical and other teams work side-by-side throughout a project, providing our clients with cohesive, seamless design solutions.


  • Mechanical System Assessment and Design
  • HVAC Design
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Thermal Storage
  • Ground Source Systems
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Energy Code Compliance (including Title 24 and ASHRAE)
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Planning
  • Water, Waste and Venting Systems
  • Water Conservation and Recovery Systems
  • Natural Gas and Propane Systems
  • Laboratory Waste Collection and Treatment
  • Laboratory Compressed Air and Vacuum
  • Laboratory Gas Distribution
  • Industrial Compressed Air and Vacuum
  • Hospital/Clinical Piping Systems
  • Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Dry and Pre-action Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Clean Agent Systems
  • Fire Standpipe Systems
  • Fire Water Storage
  • Fire Pumps
  • Fire Alarm and Detection Systems
  • Smoke Control/Exhaust
  • LEED® Accredited Professionals
  • Building Energy Modeling
  • Building Envelope Analysis and Optimization
  • Green Communities®
  • Minnesota B3/Minn. Sustainable Building Guidelines
  • Water Conservation
  • Wind, Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Systems
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Systems
  • Electrical System Assessment and Design
  • Lighting System Design
  • General and Standby Emergency Uninterruptible Power Systems
  • Fire Alarm System Design and Assessment
  • Arc Flash/Coordination Studies
  • Thermal Imaging of Building Systems
  • Complete Interior/Exterior Building Lighting Design
  • Occupancy, Dimming and Daylight Controls
  • Interior and Exterior Sport Lighting
  • Theatrical Lighting
  • Architectural Lighting
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Ordinance and Zoning Compliance
  • Voice and Data Structured Cabling Systems
  • Data Center Infrastructure
  • Server Room Design and Infrastructure
  • On Staff RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer)
  • Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
  • Broadband Distribution Systems
  • CCTV
  • Access Control and Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Engine Subsystems (including fuel delivery systems, jacket water, intercooler, lubricating oil, exhaust and emission control systems, crankcase venting, starting systems, electrical interconnection and protective relaying)
  • Facility Fuel System Design (including storage)
  • Cooling System Design
  • Facility Compressed Air Systems
  • LEED® Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning
  • Pre-Functional and Functional testing of Building Systems
  • Post-occupancy Commissioning & Warranty Review
  • Review of Systems During Design for Maintenance & Serviceability
  • Thermal Imaging of Building Systems
  • Creation of Cx Plans, Reports, and Documentation Reviews
  • Risked Based Commissioning for Validated Systems
  • Cx of Clean Rooms and Laboratories
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  • Air Quality Construction Permit Applications/Authorizations
  • Registration Permit Applications
  • Part 70 – Title V Permit Applications, Modifications and Renewals
  • Regulatory Recordkeeping Assistance
  • Emission Inventory Questionnaires/Fee Payment
  • Environmental Assessment Worksheets
  • Facility Planning (Air Quality Related)
  • 40 CFR 63, part ZZZZ (RICE NESHAP) Compliance Activities
  • Enforcement and “Return to Compliance” Assistance
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
  • Spill Prevention Report (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)