Construction on San Diego, California’s first Power over Ethernet project at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center is underway by BNBuilders. The Design-Build OSHPD 3 cancer clinic is located in La Jolla.
The 16,500-square-foot project will serve as Scripps’ Pilot project for PoE connected lighting solutions. Lighting will be powered by the electric charge carried over Ethernet cables, which also route data to the building’s management system. PoE will bring unprecedented smart building features, including asset tracking, remote control of HVAC and access/security, data acquisition at the room level and the ability to manage features by smartphone.
The efficient PoE system will result in cost savings, a safer electrical system (lower voltage) and lower operational costs. Scripps intends to learn from this clinic project and use PoE on its upcoming hospital tower. Designed by BNBuilders, FreemanWhite and TK1SC, the four-phase project is anticipated to be complete in April 2020.