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Jun 27th 2015

Importance of Sustainable Building Design

Sustainable building design plays a key role in helping business owners reduce resources while maintaining a higher quality indoor environment for their employees or tenants. Many of the factors that lead to unnecessary energy and water usage (resulting in waste) can affect our health and comfort. Buildings are one of the easiest way to address climate change and the least costly way to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainable Buildings Defined The most effective sustainable designs should have minimum harmful impacts […] Read More »

Jun 4th 2015

Sun through the Centuries: The History of Solar

Solar technology isn’t new. Humans have been trying to harness this energy into a usable source of power since ancient times. Its history spans from the seventh century B.C. to today. Thousands of years ago, harnessing the sun’s energy began by concentrating the sun’s heat with glass and mirrors to light fires. Now, we have everything from solar-powered cars to solar-powered airplanes. As the solar industry continues to take shape throughout the world today and we are gaining increasing amounts […] Read More »

May 27th 2015

Top Cities Solar Power | First Solar Road | Solar Sailing Spacecraft

Get the latest on solar energy, photovoltaic news and learn about all things under the sun across the country, from the KMB photovoltaic and engineering design group. Top 16 U.S. Cities For Solar Power The solar power industry is in the middle of a spectacular growth spurt in the United States, especially in densely populated areas. Contrary to what you may suspect, some of the most rapid rates of solar installation have been seen in cities not especially known for […] Read More »

May 22nd 2015

Measuring Solar Power

Some say the amount of energy reaching the surface of the Earth every hour is greater than the amount of energy used by the Earth’s population over an entire year. So when the sunshine hits a photovoltaic solar electric panel generating DC power, a natural question is, “How much power is my solar panel generating?” Measuring solar energy can help position your solar panel for maximum efficiency, so let’s start with the basics. Understanding Solar Basics Solar panels harvest the […] Read More »

May 18th 2015

Energy-Efficient Restaurant Systems

Energy efficiency is a smart business practice that improves ROI, reduces carbon foot prints and conserves natural resources. Did you know that restaurants use about five to seven times more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings? (High-volume quick-service restaurants may even use up to 10 times more energy per square foot). As energy costs continue to increase, investing in energy efficiency is the best way to protect your business. Typical Restaurant Energy Consumption In a typical restaurant in […] Read More »

May 8th 2015

Cyber Security

Any data breach can have a devastating effect on an organization and their reputation. Unfortunately, many businesses are not prepared and when an attack occurs, they often feel puzzled on how to proceed. Today, the regulatory oversight surrounding security breaches and their notification is very strong and is strictly enforced. Thirty-five states, plus the District of Columbia, have now enacted laws (California – 2003, Florida – 2005) requiring businesses to provide notice of security breaches affecting personal information. Recognizing Cyber […] Read More »

Apr 20th 2015

Celebrating Earth Month with Solar Energy

With more than one billion people around the earth celebrating Earth Month in April (this year is the 45th anniversary), you might be inspired for something new to do at your company to show your interest in saving the planet. We’ve compiled five great ideas below to help motivate you to make some changes: 1. Enter the Solar Energy Era Solar panels are the most popular form of renewable energy today. Used to generate heat, electricity, and indoor and outdoor […] Read More »

Apr 15th 2015

Solar Strides Across Midwest | Solar Cell | Grid Resource

Get the latest on solar energy, photovoltaic news and learn about all things under the sun across the country.   Almost Unnoticed, Solar Energy Starting to Make Big Strides Across Midwest With more than 8,000 companies now operating nationwide, solar energy has become one of the fastest-growing industries in America — thanks, in large part, to remarkable growth on both the West and East coasts. California, as expected, continues to lead the way with nearly 10 gigawatts (GW) of installed […] Read More »

Apr 10th 2015

Sustainable Design Benefits the Community

Green buildings with sustainable designs are responsive to the environment and can actively contribute to the development of healthy communities. Green buildings are not a simple development trend; more and more, communities are becoming interested in reducing their carbon footprint and are looking to encourage sustainable behaviors for the environment. Businesses are internally implementing sustainability initiatives and are encouraging other companies to adopt similar practices reaping environmental, economic and social benefits. Reduce Emissions- Sustainable building design techniques like solar engineering, […] Read More »

Apr 2nd 2015

Recent Advances in Wireless Technology

No doubt, wireless technology is advancing at an incredible pace. Every day, these technological advances are continuously looking to up the ante for more speed, more power and more efficiency. The ever growing demand from users of mobile networks (concerning capacity and coverage) is driving technologies to advance at a rapid pace. The Next Evolution (and the need for speed): 3G → 4G → 5G Back in June we posted a blog, “Time for a Network Upgrade”, demonstrating how technologies […] Read More »