Adopted as core elements of the more than $500 million upgrade program presently underway at the world's most famous office building, the program is the first comprehensive approach that integrates many steps to use energy more productively. The program is expected to reduce energy consumption by up to 38 percent and will provide a replicable model for similar projects around the world. Work has already commenced, and building systems work is slated to be completed by year-end 2010. The balance of the work in tenant spaces should be concluded by end of 2013. Work that is scheduled to be completed within 18 months will result in over 50 percent of the projected energy savings. The balance will be an additional 36 months completed by 2013.
Aztek Networks (www.azteknetworks.com), the leader in telecommunications switch consolidation and network migration, today announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved its request to exclude Emergency Stand Alone (ESA) routers from existing accounting standards as a means of improving rural telephone calling capabilities in the event of a disaster or line cut – thereby improving public safety. (http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-09-553A1.pdf)