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Dec 18th 2017

Resilient Electrical Design and Development Considerations

The insatiable demands we put on electrical grids are increasing every day. In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017) projects that world energy consumption is expected to grow by more than 12 percent through 2040. From a simple video conference on a smartphone to heating, ventilation, AC and lighting controls, businesses and consumers rely on power every day, but those demands don’t stop in the middle of a storm. With the number of weather-related […] Read More »

Dec 11th 2017

Solar Growth Predictions

Across the country, a growing mix of power is coming from renewable sources with solar energy expected to grow by almost 30 percent by 2018. After reaching 1 million in 2016, solar installations are expected to hit 2 million in 2018 and 4 million by 2022. What are the driving forces behind these PV predictions? As a top solar industry consulting firm in the United States, KMB has the answers. Solar Growth Predictions PV Magazine reports, “The latest Electric Power […] Read More »

Nov 29th 2017

Accelerate the Building Process by Working with an MEP Engineering Team

Every modern building today has an MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) system. Working with an experienced MEP Engineering team will not only help you design the most efficient system possible for your next commercial project, but help you get the job done quickly. If your next project focuses on new building construction or remodeling, it’s important to know what to look for in an MEP engineering company. Why Should You Hire an MEP Engineering Team A project’s success depends upon […] Read More »

Nov 28th 2017

Maximizing Commercial Energy Efficiency

For businesses, energy conservation efforts not only benefit the ROI but extend beyond the bottom line into the realm of industry reputation, social responsibility and building health. Today, corporate competition requires more than fancy fliers and quality service. Now, more than ever, consumers want to know how a business is impacting the environment and desires to see commercial energy efficiency practices set in place. Motivating Commercial Energy Efficiency Improvements A few of the driving factors that motivate property owners to […] Read More »

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 »