Creating Productive, Connected Outdoor Spaces with Access to Permanent Power
Electrical systems that deliver access to permanent power and enable device connectivity are critical components of the design and operation of high performance buildings. Today’s mobile technology means people can connect and move freely between the indoors and outdoors, and integrate their social and work lives, anytime, anywhere. This course examines permanent outdoor power delivery offerings , including charging stations and in ground power boxes, that support the growing demand for connectivity and data and audio visual communications in outdoor spaces and help to create an outdoor environment that promotes longer stays, stimulates creativity, and increases productivity.
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Explain how mobile technology is changing the way people work and use space and blurring the lines where people connect—inside or outside.
Discuss how access to permanent power outdoors encourages collaboration and social engagement and promotes the health and well-being of employees and visitors to spaces away from the main building.
Describe the operation of mobile device charging stations and identify the features and accessory options which may be selected to suit the needs of the building occupants and their guests.
Demonstrate the functionality and benefits of an outdoor ground box, including its ability to provide year round access to permanent, safe electrical power while blending into the landscape.
Compare the safety and reliability of customary methods of providing access to power outdoors to that of today’s offerings.
Identify and summarize the electrical code and general construction requirements relevant to permanent outdoor power products.
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