THE REASON FOR BEING
Recently, I became interested in Power over Ethernet [PoE] and its future in transforming legacy buildings into smart buildings. There is a great potential savings in reducing a building’s carbon footprint with structured PoE cabling and LED lighting because it can reduce energy demand by as much as 70 percent. LED lighting last longer, too.
As a member of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Partnership Lake Houston I hope to meet with other business owners to educate them about the importance of retrofitting their facilities to reduce operational expenses and carbon emissions while improving their workplace environment for employees, clients, and guests.
It’s possible to bring most legacy building into the 21st Century through connected technologies with the Iot, the IIot, and Cloud Computing with the analysis of Big Data. The low hanging fruit in substantially reducing operational expenses is the replacement of fluorescent ceiling lighting with LED fixtures, optimize the HVAC system, and other electrical components. These are quick fixes to reduce electrical power consumption, to save money and reduce the facilities carbon footprint.
My background includes ownership of Lake Houston Life—a luxury lifestyle digital magazine about living in the Lake Houston area. I was also founder and publisher of two International Magazines launched individually in 1987 and 1997. In addition, I’m a published book author and journalist with hundreds of published articles under my byline.
During the years 1967 & 1968, I was involved in medical research as a Biomedical Research Assistant of Solar Studies and charged with operating a Spectrophotometer to measure sunlight. Our research team was a collaboration between the University of Houston, Dept. of Physics and the Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Dermatology.
Our team was first to discover thinning of the ozone layer, which permitted shorter ultra-violet wavelengths than previously known to penetrate this protective layer resulting in an increase in the health risks of skin cancer and eye damage. We understood the dire implications of this new phenomenon, but we did not understand the underlying cause at the time.
Currently, I am a Certified Energy Optimization Specialist and a Certified Professional Golf Coach. I earned both of these certifications in 2020.
I am a Member of the U.S. Golf Teachers Federation, a Member of the United States Golf Association (USGA), and an Accredited Business with the Houston Better Business Bureau with a 5-Star A Rating.
I invented the Firecracker Golf Tee protected by five US Patents. I am a 37-year resident of Kingwood, Texas, a longtime Member of Kingwood Country Club, a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International, and served my country as a USAF Medic during the Vietnam War.
This is my recent reading list. Highly recommended to get up to speed on Smart Building Technologies
READING & RESEARCH MATERIALS — FOCUS: SMART BUILDINGS & PoE’s Role
Making Better Buildings, A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction, New Society Publishers, British Columbia, Canada, Copyright 2014 by Chris Magwood, Executive Director, The Endeavor Centre, a non-profit sustainable building school, Peterboruough, Ontario, Canada, 440pgs
Reinventing Green Building, Why Certification Systems Aren’t Working and What We Can Do About It. New Society Publishers, British Columbia, Canada, Copyright 2016 by Jerry Yudelson, Civil & Water Resources Engineer, CalTech, Harvard, U of Oregon, a founding member of LEED, 276pgs
Essential Sustainable Home Design, A Complete Guide to Goals, Options, and The Design Process. New Society Publishers, British Columbia, Canada, Copyright 2017 by Chris Magwood, 211pgs
Retrofitting for Optimal Energy Performance, A Volume in the Advances in Environmental Engineering and Green Technologies [AEEGT] Book Series. IGI Global, Disseminator of Knowledge, Hershey, PA, Copyright 2019 by Adrian Tantau, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, 339pgs
DIGITAL AND PRINT ARTICLES
PoE Lighting System Energy Reporting Study, Part 1, Feb 2017, Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for: Solid-State Lighting Program, Building Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 65pgs
Power Over Ethernet: What is POE? Fully Explained and Revised for 2020 [Updated], What is Power Over Ethernet [PoE] and What Is It Used For? Versa Technology, 2020, 20pgs
Global Power Over Ethernet [PoE] Solutions Market to Reach $1.1 Billion by 2025. — Covid-19 Updated — ResearchAndMarkets.com, Sept. 2020, 2pgs
Power over Ethernet, The Platform of the Future for Intelligent Building Subsystems,
Copyright, Bob Allan, LEED GA, Global Business Development Manager for Intelligent Buildings, PowerPoint Presentation, ICT Canada, by Bicsi. Copyright, undated, 32 slides
Power over Ethernet, Fixed Network Foundation Layer for 21st Century Smart Buildings, Delivery Power and Data in Intelligent Digital Buildings. This paper for technologists, architectural, engineering and building operations professionals who wish to explore the development of intelligent buildings, undated, 16pgs
The Role of Power over Ethernet in Copper Network Growth, White Paper, Kirk Krahn, Senior Product Manager for Leviton Network Solutions, undated, 10pgs
Optimizing High-Power PoE, White Paper, Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies, undated, 10pgs
Factsheets [29 as of August 2019], Center for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan
—Topics included: Sustainability Indicators, Energy, Materials, Food, Water, Waste, Built Environment, Mobility, Climate, 62pgs
Power over Ethernet Lighting: What You Need to Know, Smart Energy Decisions. June 2019, by Alexandro Jimenez, Hubble Control Systems, 11pgs
OSI Optimized for Power over Ethernet, LAN Solution from the Cabling Specialist Eliminates Heat Problems with PoE Through Innovative Network Architecture. Copyright June 2020, Building Cabling Solution from Rosenberger, 2pgs
Optimizing the Smart Office: A Marriage of Technology and People. Copyright 2018, CBS Interactive Inc., 42pgs
Digital Electricity—A Breakthrough Technology. January 2020, by Graboyes Smart Buildings, 3pgs