PoE seen cutting costs in new building renovations

Cisco's Canadian arm has been able to help customers receive up to five innovation credits under LEED by eliminating wiring.

Daily Commercial News and Construction Record has published an article about how building developers are leveraging installation of Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology to accumulate LEED points and to ultimately reduce contruction costs. Authored by Greg Meckback, the article reports how Smart and Connected Communities at Cisco Systems Canada Co. (Toronto) has been able to aid customers in receiving up to five innovation credits under LEED by implementing PoE and eliminating wiring, the better to decrease landfill material.

Cisco recently announced its entry into a strategic agreement with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to raise awareness and provide education on the benefits of applying technology innovation to the development of Canada's 21st-century cities and communities. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will provide "thought leadership, tools, and support" to almost 2,000 FCM member towns in Canda.

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