120V / 240V (2-phase).
minimum of ??A service.
The current meeting room has about one of every nine 2'x4' ceiling tiles replaced with a light fixture with four 4' (40W?) tubes: 160W/56sf ~= 3W/sf.
At that rate, 4000 sf would require 12KW.
12KW at 120V requires 100A.
Disk server, network hub, DSL or cable modem:
Printers & print server:
Allowance for things we didn't think of: ??A @ 120V.
Subtotal: ??A @ 120V plus ??A @240V.
Total: ??A @ 240V (after adding required 25% fudge factor -- is this needed for commercial wiring?).
One switch at each entrance which controls low-level lighting throughout our space (one or two tubes in every Nth lighting fixture)?
Bright lighting in each area, controlled by local switch(es).
Ceiling fans (especially if we have high ceilings).
Consider programmable or remotely-controllable thermostats (or whatever) so that the building can be heated (or cooled) before people start showing up for a meeting, etc.
Should we have zoned heating / cooling to lower our costs? This would require separating, for instance, the meeting room / "noisy" room / bathroom area from the storage area. We have some ability to do this now, but rarely if ever use it.
High-speed 24x7 connectivity (DSL or cable).
Pervasive Category-5 network cabling:
Star topology, run to a patch panel and thence to a hub.
At least 50% more outlets than the planned number of computers.
Either separate voice and FAX + swipe box lines (as at present), or one line with two numbers and "distinctive ringing".
Pervasive cabling (use the same runs and outlet boxes as the network cabling?).
We'll need a mailbox or mailslot.
Water and sewer.
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