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New company focusing on sustainabale technologies

Raymond Kent April 23rd, 2010

As our modern world becomes ever more entwined with energy intensive technology, environmental impact and its effect on an organization's bottom line become increasingly important. The Sustainable Technologies Design Group (STDG) offers services vital to the success of technology intensive projects with a cradle to cradle strategy that works to achieve a balance between a company's core mission and its core environmental values.

STDG’s goal is to provide our clients with project tailored expertise in implementing new environmentally conscious technology strategies, improving or complementing existing technology, and / or replacing aging systems. STDG's depth of projects include master planning operations, new construction, adaptive re-use, renovations, and restorations of existing facilities.

STDG’s well-trained consultants believe that the key to a successful solution is based on providing excellence in fulfilling project obligations completely, confidently, reliably, and within project scope and budget.

Integral to the firm’s practice is the synthesis of Master Planning, Technology, Engineering, Interior Design, and Art to execute a singular design vision supporting clients’ goals - from creation of a compelling image down to a meticulous level of detail. These inseparable services orchestrate total environments that increase productivity, interaction, comfort, and user satisfaction while maintaining a lower carbon footprint.

Under the leadership of Managing Principal Raymond Kent, LEED AP CTS, these areas of expertise have been positioned to provide your projects with design and documentation of energy efficient technology systems for new and existing facilities. STDG's consulting offerings fall into the following design disciplines:

Audio Visual Design:
The Sustainable Technologies Design Group will work with you to develop energy efficient Audio Visual design and specification services including areas of performance audio, permanent and temporary performance video systems for lecture halls and auditoria, healthcare paging/ ambient music systems, classroom and distance learning design, corporate boardroom and conference room design including audio and tele-presence, and room optimizing for audio visual integration for both new and existing facilities ensuring up to date operating conditions. We also perform existing condition surveys, coordinate equipment installations, and inspect and commission AV systems.

Acoustical Analysis and Design:
Great acoustics makes for a better, healthier work/play environment. STDG can provide services in room acoustic design and analysis, internal and external acoustic isolation, and noise control of building systems.

Information Technology Systems Design:
STDG’s IT can provide comprehensive network infrastructure solutions to enhance your IT performance while integrating additional services and applications. Services include network design, including technology room layouts, design and implementation of network infrastructures, development of network management systems, and wireless solutions. Information Technology systems also include: nurse call systems, GPS synchronized clock systems, master synchronized clock systems, time & attendance clock systems, patient monitoring & telemetry interconnection systems, hearing impaired systems, building automation interconnection systems, satellite communication systems, and central television antenna distribution systems, both broadcast and cable.

Lighting Design:
Several studies in the New England Journal of Medicine have shown the importance of effective lighting design and its impact on physical and mental health. STDG can provide you with cost efficient solutions in general, task, and accent lighting that are both pleasing to the senses and space defining. STDG can provide system design and specifications, ROI life-cost analysis, control systems design, day lighting analysis, focusing on “green” solutions.

Sustainable Operations Master Planning:
STDG will work with you to assess your current operations and its environmental impact and provide proscriptive measures to reduce, reuse, and recycle all with your bottom line in mind and ROI strategies with a solid foundation in ecological impact.

Building Automation Systems Design:
Building automation simplifies and unifies technology within a space, department, facility, or campus wide. We will provide solutions with an easy to use, easy to understand user interface with back end support to control lighting, projection, audio, HVAC, and even internet connectivity to allow for seamless corporate presentations or educational endeavors. STDG will meet with the stakeholders to develop the interface to work with your own style on presentation paying particular attention to multiple user spaces. Smart buildings make for a better environment.

Specialized Interiors:
STDG’s interior design specialists will work with the team members and the Client to provide aesthetic solutions to integrating technology. Services will include design and specification of standard and custom millwork and casework, palette and fabric choices to maximize video conferencing and tele-presence, window and glazing treatments, and, working with our acoustician, acoustical room treatments to minimize the space’s impact on speech.

For more information about Sustainable Technologies Design Group:

• Raymond Kent – rkent@sustaintech-llc.com
• Phone: 440-987-9124

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