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Oct 5th 2016

Sustainable Building Success: Meeting the Demands of Mixed-use Facilities

Sustainable building design practices offer a unique opportunity for organizations to create environmentally sound and resource-efficient mixed-use facilities in their surrounding communities.  Mixed-use structures are, by nature, already sustainable as they are a more efficient use of land, but there’s even more opportunities to incorporate sustainable design, construction and operations strategies into the development. At KMB, we implement eco-friendly designs that are beneficial to communities and the environment in every project for our clients. Here are just a few of […] Read More »

Sep 28th 2016

Solar Cell Technology Developments This Decade

Solar power isn’t new; it’s no surprise that the growth in solar cell technology from its infancy in 1939 to the industry it is today, has evolved quite dramatically. But even over just this past decade, photovoltaic (PV) technology has seen some major advancements; making it an increasingly dominant and important energy source for businesses all over the world. History of Solar Cell Technology From solar at the White House to sunless solar power, a lot has changed this past […] Read More »

Sep 19th 2016

Green Building News: Green Building Practices in Action

In the latest green building news, according to U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) data, only about 11 percent of all certified buildings and projects currently hold the LEED platinum certification globally. But to meet the demands of an increasingly ecologically conscious marketplace; however, more companies are turning to more efficient green building construction techniques. From health care to retail, green construction affects every industry. Green Building Practices in the News KMB Design Group brings you all the latest trends in commercial […] Read More »

Sep 14th 2016

Pokemon Go Affects Mobile Network Performance – Can You Handle User Demands?

Since its global release kicked off in July, Pokemon Go has grossed over $440 million in just two months- even exceeding some of the summer’s biggest movies! It’s already being proclaimed the most popular mobile game ever released. While it uses little data, it’s still a big drag on mobile network performance due to the large number of users accessing it simultaneously. Are you prepared to handle these user demands? Augmented Reality Game Pokémon Go is an augmented reality (AR) […] Read More »

Sep 7th 2016

Sustainable Electrical Engineering Firm Design Solutions

Looking to make your commercial facility more sustainable? Whether you’re in the design phase, construction phase or looking to renovate an older building, implementing energy-efficient mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) designs will not only help to reduce your overall energy usage, but also help owners save big on utility costs. And KMB Design Group is your full service structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineering firm providing quality, custom energy solutions that can deliver those results. No matter what phase you’re […] Read More »

Aug 24th 2016

Commercial Generator – KMB’s Master Disaster Plan

Power failures resulting from unpredictable weather, man-made or natural disasters or site-specific events can disrupt business operations. And in some cases, it could mean irreparable damage to a brand’s reputation. The longer the power outage, the more damaging it can be. Thankfully, businesses can keep current customers happy (and maybe snag a few from closed competitors) with a reliable disaster plan from KMB Company. No matter the need, we have the vast experience, resources and technical skills required to meet […] Read More »

Aug 17th 2016

New York State Commits to Renewable Energy: “50 By ’30”

Last year, New York state committed to generating half of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2030. As the country’s third-largest population, New York now joins California (America’s most populous state) in having set a “50 by ‘30” renewable energy benchmark. Mandatory and Enforceable 50 x ’30 Renewable Energy Standard The program mandates that 50 percent of all electricity consumed in New York by 2030 come from clean and renewable energy sources. New York’s utilities and other electricity […] Read More »

Aug 10th 2016

Commercial Energy Efficiency In The News

Catch up on all the latest events commercial energy efficiency, sustainability and solar design and engineering happening in the news from KMB Design Group. Our goal is to provide information, knowledge and resources in the exciting and constantly evolving sustainable design engineering industry. Trending News in Commercial Energy Efficiency New York Offers Commercial Buildings $36M To Cut Energy Costs In New York, energy use in commercial buildings account for 31 percent of all energy use in the state. In effort […] Read More »

Aug 3rd 2016

Ready for 5G? Engineering Design Element Considerations

The White House recently announced a $400 million research program, called the Advanced Wireless Research Initiative, aimed at building 5G wireless networks across the country. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will lead the project and study four “city-scale testing programs” to see how 5G wireless networks could be implemented over the next seven years. The big drivers for 5G networks are due to the huge growth in mobile data demand, the need for additional broadband capacity, and the expected advances […] Read More »

Jul 21st 2016

Maximizing Revenue with Tower Colocation

Looking for ways to reduce costs and streamline business? With the constantly changing technology landscape in emerging markets (including 4G and 5G services) as well as the increased data demands with pressure for expanded network capacity, tower colocation is one way businesses can maximize their revenue stream. Not only that but it can also add value to properties, financially benefiting owners in more way than one. About Tower Colocation and Wireless Subleasing Cell tower colocation (sometimes spelled collocation or co-location) […] Read More »