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Nov 15th 2017

Using Building Energy Modeling to Work Toward Zero Energy Status

Approximately 48 percent of energy in the U.S. goes to residential and commercial buildings. For most properties, energy use is the top operating expense; it’s common to see an average of one-third of a typical operating budget being spent on energy consumption. Thankfully, there are ways around this. Commercial building and business owners can reduce operating expenses and work toward zero energy status by becoming more energy efficient, thus increasing profits and property asset values. It begins with building energy […] Read More »

Nov 9th 2017

Key Takeaways from the New Jersey Wireless Deployment Summit

Post by Stephen Banks I recently attended the New Jersey Wireless Deployment Summit hosted by the New Jersey Wireless Association (NJWA), one of the most active associations in the wireless industry. As an annual Gold Sponsor, KMB is proud to be a part of the platform that NJWA has created for cultivating and maintaining relationships for all professionals involved in the wireless telecommunications industry. The opening keynote speaker of the summit, FCC Commissioner, Michael O’Rielly, addressed the barriers to broadband […] Read More »

Oct 18th 2017

5G Network Release Date Could Happen A Lot Quicker Than Expected. Are You Ready?

When it comes to delivering the next generation of wireless networks successfully, businesses need to be prepared. Considered the next big step in the evolution of mobile connectivity, fifth-generation wireless technology (also known as 5G), is not only about meeting demands for lightning-fast connectivity for personal smartphones and business communications, but also increasing cloud computing, unlocking the Internet of Things potential and improving public safety communications. And many experts believe that the 5G network release date will happen much sooner […] Read More »

Oct 17th 2017

Living Walls – A Top Trend in Green Engineering Designs

From LED lighting, rain water harvesting, day lighting, efficient mechanical systems, and water saving plumbing fixtures, sustainable designs offer numerous benefits for businesses, their community and their occupants. Positively impacting overall building efficiency, many biophilic engineering designs, such as living walls, can also enhance indoor air quality and productivity. Biophilic Impact on Occupant Health The concept of biophilic, first popularized by Edward O. Wilson in 1984, describes the innate relationship between humans and nature- the basic human need of continuously […] Read More »

Oct 16th 2017

Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC): What Businesses Need to Know

The federal solar tax credit, also known as the solar investment tax credit (ITC) allows businesses to deduct 30 percent of the cost to install a solar energy system from federal taxes. Falling under the umbrella of the Business Energy Investment Tax Credit, it applies to both residential and commercial solar systems and can offer a significant factor in helping companies make the decision to go solar. Why is the Solar Investment Tax Credit important for my business? Since the […] Read More »

Oct 10th 2017

The Growth of LEED Consulting Services

Over the past 20+ years since the U.S. Green Building Council first developed its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the demand for LEED consulting services has increased. In fact, LEED-certified construction has grown to comprise about 40% of green construction’s contribution to the economy in the United States and projections for LEED consulting services and certified construction is only expected to grow- to nearly $30 million by 2018. What is LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design […] Read More »

Sep 20th 2017

Putting Common Wireless Telecommunication Concerns At Ease

  The Business Research Company recently released their “Wireless Telecommunication Carriers Market Global Report 2017” which stated that the wireless telecommunication carriers market is expected to reach over $1 trillion in 2020. From reliable connectivity to uninterrupted service, businesses are are no stranger to facing challenges, especially amidst today’s rapidly growing digital demands.  To address these challenges, here are six common wireless telecommunication concerns we hear regularly and how the telecom experts at KMB can help you keep business running […] Read More »

Emergency Backup Power Solutions That Deliver

In the wake of recent natural disasters, standby emergency backup power solutions are becoming more important than ever for municipalities and businesses within. Already mandated in many locations for “mission-critical” necessities such as water and sewer facilities, other vital roles have recently captured the attention necessary for reliable power needs. From public safety communications to solar energy to information technologies, cities today cannot risk being left without power in the face of a potential disaster. Emergency Backup Power Solutions for […] Read More »

Sep 18th 2017

Hurricane Season Highlights Concerns for Reliable Public Safety Communications and Telecom Backup Solutions

Recent natural disasters, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, have highlighted rising concerns surrounding reliable public safety communications and aging 911 technologies. While communication networks have improved, the pace of progress for resilient connectivity throughout the nation has not kept up and is still a concern. A recent article published by CNN highlighted these concerns, “Like most 911 systems in the U.S., Houston’s is based on outdated telephone network technology.” Although it is said to be more advanced than many since […] Read More »

Sep 5th 2017

What Happens to Solar Energy Usage During A Power Outage?

In the event of a blackout, seemingly basic necessities, such as keeping the lights on, powering the cash register or even just charging a cell phone, become essential. Many business owners, however, don’t have the appropriate source of backup power when the grid goes down during a power outage. Even sustainable businesses that rely on solar energy usage for their day-to-day electricity needs may end up losing power if their system doesn’t include some form of solar energy storage. Can […] Read More »

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