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PoE The 4th Utility in Building and Facility Design

PoE the 4th Utility in Building and Facility Design

The term “utility” has expanded to include not only electricity (& gas), water & sewer systems and communications services, but a hybrid of data and power transmission for low voltage devices. That’s because daily life has become more connected and more reliant upon data. With the IoT, things like Alexa, smart blinds, security camera systems, and so much more must be accessible to

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PoE Simplifies the 2019 Title 24/20 Lighting Efficiency Code Compliance in CA

PoE Simplifies the 2019 Title 24/20 Lighting Efficiency Code Compliance in CA

Every few years, California releases its updated regulations on Title 20 and 24 for building energy efficiency for residential and nonresidential structures. These standards are helping occupants achieve lighting energy efficiency and savings. Though effective, these regulations are somewhat complicated to wade through. This post will endeavor to unpack the broader aspects of the latest version

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Urban Renewal Projects & 2020 Historic Tax Incentives

Urban Renewal Projects and 2020 Historic Building Tax Incentives

There’s a lot of interest in building renovation and urban renewal in 2020. You only need to turn on your television to witness this significant and expanding market trend in action. Historic preservation is great for television ratings. It’s even greater for real estate developers, urban planners and local residents. In 1976, the federal government recognized the need to preserve our

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