Problem with Power Usage in Open Offices

Hey fellow coworkers! Do you need power in the middle of the room? Read on!

I am in a startup trying to help out coworking spaces. We love them. We work in one and cannot get enough of it. We know how helpful they are and we want everyone working in them to succeed. However, we noticed there is a problem in coworking spaces with open offices. That is, people need power for their devices but they have to move all their stuff to a wall to get it. Relocating, especially when working with a team kills productivity. We have the solution, we call it the Osman Outlet. It will provide power anywhere in the office while being more mobile and better looking than an extension cord running all around your floor.

Comment if you’re interested to learn more.

Yes, I’d like to learn more.

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On Tuesday, 1 March 2016 15:02:54 UTC, Luke Schroeder wrote:

Hey fellow coworkers! Do you need power in the middle of the room? Read on!

I am in a startup trying to help out coworking spaces. We love them. We work in one and cannot get enough of it. We know how helpful they are and we want everyone working in them to succeed. However, we noticed there is a problem in coworking spaces with open offices. That is, people need power for their devices but they have to move all their stuff to a wall to get it. Relocating, especially when working with a team kills productivity. We have the solution, we call it the Osman Outlet. It will provide power anywhere in the office while being more mobile and better looking than an extension cord running all around your floor.

Comment if you’re interested to learn more.

Hi Luke,

It would definitely be something we would like to know more about.

Thanks!

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On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:02:54 AM UTC-7, Luke Schroeder wrote:

Hey fellow coworkers! Do you need power in the middle of the room? Read on!

I am in a startup trying to help out coworking spaces. We love them. We work in one and cannot get enough of it. We know how helpful they are and we want everyone working in them to succeed. However, we noticed there is a problem in coworking spaces with open offices. That is, people need power for their devices but they have to move all their stuff to a wall to get it. Relocating, especially when working with a team kills productivity. We have the solution, we call it the Osman Outlet. It will provide power anywhere in the office while being more mobile and better looking than an extension cord running all around your floor.

Comment if you’re interested to learn more.

Yes yes! Our room is huge and this is a big issue for us.

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On Mar 3, 2016, at 07:17, Zach Lyster [email protected] wrote:

Hi Luke,

It would definitely be something we would like to know more about.

Thanks!

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:02:54 AM UTC-7, Luke Schroeder wrote:

Hey fellow coworkers! Do you need power in the middle of the room? Read on!

I am in a startup trying to help out coworking spaces. We love them. We work in one and cannot get enough of it. We know how helpful they are and we want everyone working in them to succeed. However, we noticed there is a problem in coworking spaces with open offices. That is, people need power for their devices but they have to move all their stuff to a wall to get it. Relocating, especially when working with a team kills productivity. We have the solution, we call it the Osman Outlet. It will provide power anywhere in the office while being more mobile and better looking than an extension cord running all around your floor.

Comment if you’re interested to learn more.

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Yes! We would love to hear more about this solution

Would love more info

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On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:02:54 AM UTC-8, Luke Schroeder wrote:

Hey fellow coworkers! Do you need power in the middle of the room? Read on!

I am in a startup trying to help out coworking spaces. We love them. We work in one and cannot get enough of it. We know how helpful they are and we want everyone working in them to succeed. However, we noticed there is a problem in coworking spaces with open offices. That is, people need power for their devices but they have to move all their stuff to a wall to get it. Relocating, especially when working with a team kills productivity. We have the solution, we call it the Osman Outlet. It will provide power anywhere in the office while being more mobile and better looking than an extension cord running all around your floor.

Comment if you’re interested to learn more.

I am interested as well. We are finishing out our space now and have this concern in two areas.

Tamara Payne
Ensemble Coworking
Opening April 4th, 2016
www.ensemblecoworking.com
[email protected]
817.703.7952

Can you elaborate the power usage issue? Computers and office devices shouldn’t consume much power…

JEROME CHANG

CENTRAL: Mid-Wilshire
5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) | ph: (323) 330-9505

EAST: Downtown
529 S. Broadway, Suite 4000 (@Pershing Square) | ph: (213) 550-2235

NORTH: Hollywood (Opening May 2016!)
6600 Sunset Blvd. (@Vine)

NORTHEAST: Pasadena (Opening 2016 Q2!)
600 E. Colorado Blvd. (@Los Robles)

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On Mar 6, 2016, at 1:30 PM, Tamara Payne [email protected] wrote:

I am interested as well. We are finishing out our space now and have this concern in two areas.

Tamara Payne
Ensemble Coworking
Opening April 4th, 2016
www.ensemblecoworking.com
[email protected]
817.703.7952


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Hi Jerome,

I suspect that our situation is what others face, too: it's not the

capacity, it’s the paucity of outlets in a very large space.

-AG

Andie Grace
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On 3/6/16 2:20 PM, Jerome Chang wrote:

  Can you elaborate the power usage issue? Computers and office

devices shouldn’t consume much power…

**
JEROME CHANG**

** CENTRAL:
Mid-Wilshire**

                            5405

Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) | ph: (323) 330-9505

** EAST:
Downtown**

                              529

S. Broadway, Suite 4000 (@Pershing Square) | ph: (213)
550-2235

*** NORTH:
Hollywood (Opening May 2016!)**
6600
Sunset Blvd. (@Vine)*

*** NORTHEAST: Pasadena (Opening
2016 Q2!)**
600
E. Colorado Blvd. (@Los Robles)*

On Mar 6, 2016, at 1:30 PM, Tamara Payne < >
wrote:

        I am interested as well. We are

finishing out our space now and have this concern in two
areas.

        Tamara Payne

        Ensemble Coworking

        Opening April 4th, 2016

        [www.ensemblecoworking.com](http://www.ensemblecoworking.com)


        817.703.7952

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Try installing quad outlets as a standard. Duplexes are rarely appropriate in a coworking space

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On Mar 7, 2016, at 11:15 AM, Andie Grace [email protected] wrote:

Hi Jerome,

I suspect that our situation is what others face, too: it's not the

capacity, it’s the paucity of outlets in a very large space.

-AG



Andie Grace

[http://thefactory510.com](http://thefactory510.com)

On 3/6/16 2:20 PM, Jerome Chang wrote:

  Can you elaborate the power usage issue? Computers and office

devices shouldn’t consume much power…

**
JEROME CHANG**

** CENTRAL:
Mid-Wilshire**

                            5405

Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) | ph: (323) 330-9505

** EAST:
Downtown**

                              529

S. Broadway, Suite 4000 (@Pershing Square) | ph: (213)
550-2235

*** NORTH:
Hollywood (Opening May 2016!)**
6600
Sunset Blvd. (@Vine)*

*** NORTHEAST: Pasadena (Opening
2016 Q2!)**
600
E. Colorado Blvd. (@Los Robles)*

On Mar 6, 2016, at 1:30 PM, Tamara Payne <[email protected] >
wrote:

        I am interested as well. We are

finishing out our space now and have this concern in two
areas.

        Tamara Payne

        Ensemble Coworking

        Opening April 4th, 2016

        [www.ensemblecoworking.com](http://www.ensemblecoworking.com)

        [email protected]

        817.703.7952



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Even with quad outlets, getting power to the middle of the room requires some thoughtful design & tools.

I, for one, welcome more creative options to solve this problem! :slight_smile:

···

On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 2:38 PM, Jerome Chang [email protected] wrote:

Try installing quad outlets as a standard. Duplexes are rarely appropriate in a coworking space

Jerome, architect

www.BLANKSPACES.com

On Mar 7, 2016, at 11:15 AM, Andie Grace [email protected] wrote:

Hi Jerome,

I suspect that our situation is what others face, too: it's not the

capacity, it’s the paucity of outlets in a very large space.

-AG



Andie Grace

[http://thefactory510.com](http://thefactory510.com)

On 3/6/16 2:20 PM, Jerome Chang wrote:

  Can you elaborate the power usage issue? Computers and office

devices shouldn’t consume much power…

**
JEROME CHANG**

** CENTRAL:
Mid-Wilshire**

                            5405

Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) | ph: (323) 330-9505

** EAST:
Downtown**

                              529

S. Broadway, Suite 4000 (@Pershing Square) | ph: (213)
550-2235

*** NORTH:
Hollywood (Opening May 2016!)**
6600
Sunset Blvd. (@Vine)*

*** NORTHEAST: Pasadena (Opening
2016 Q2!)**
600
E. Colorado Blvd. (@Los Robles)*

On Mar 6, 2016, at 1:30 PM, Tamara Payne <[email protected] >
wrote:

        I am interested as well. We are

finishing out our space now and have this concern in two
areas.

        Tamara Payne

        Ensemble Coworking

        Opening April 4th, 2016

        [www.ensemblecoworking.com](http://www.ensemblecoworking.com)

        [email protected]

        817.703.7952



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The #1 mistake in community building is doing it by yourself.

Join the list: http://coworkingweekly.com

Listen to the podcast: http://dangerouslyawesome.com/podcast

Where will you be on April 21st?

Ahh, true.

Not cheap, but it is elegant: [http://www.steelcase.com/products/computer-support/thread/](http://www.steelcase.com/products/computer-support/thread/)
I’ve seen hanging, re-coilable cords. If colorful, it could be aesthetic.
Also not cheap, is floor coring. But the most durable of the options.

JEROME CHANG

CENTRAL: Mid-Wilshire
5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) | ph: (323) 330-9505

EAST: Downtown
529 S. Broadway, Suite 4000 (@Pershing Square) | ph: (213) 550-2235

NORTH: Hollywood (Opening May 2016!)
6600 Sunset Blvd. (@Vine)

NORTHEAST: Pasadena (Opening 2016 Q2!)
600 E. Colorado Blvd. (@Los Robles)

···

On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 2:38 PM, Jerome Chang [email protected] wrote:

Try installing quad outlets as a standard. Duplexes are rarely appropriate in a coworking space

Jerome, architect

www.BLANKSPACES.com

On Mar 7, 2016, at 11:15 AM, Andie Grace [email protected] wrote:

Hi Jerome,

I suspect that our situation is what others face, too: it's not the

capacity, it’s the paucity of outlets in a very large space.

-AG



Andie Grace

[http://thefactory510.com](http://thefactory510.com/)

On 3/6/16 2:20 PM, Jerome Chang wrote:

  Can you elaborate the power usage issue? Computers and office

devices shouldn’t consume much power…

**
JEROME CHANG**

** CENTRAL:
Mid-Wilshire**

                            5405

Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) | ph: (323) 330-9505

** EAST:
Downtown**

                              529

S. Broadway, Suite 4000 (@Pershing Square) | ph: (213)
550-2235

*** NORTH:
Hollywood (Opening May 2016!)**
6600
Sunset Blvd. (@Vine)*

*** NORTHEAST: Pasadena (Opening
2016 Q2!)**
600
E. Colorado Blvd. (@Los Robles)*

On Mar 6, 2016, at 1:30 PM, Tamara Payne <[email protected] >
wrote:

        I am interested as well. We are

finishing out our space now and have this concern in two
areas.

        Tamara Payne

        Ensemble Coworking

        Opening April 4th, 2016

        [www.ensemblecoworking.com](http://www.ensemblecoworking.com/)

        [email protected]

        817.703.7952



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The #1 mistake in community building is doing it by yourself.

Join the list: http://coworkingweekly.com

Listen to the podcast: http://dangerouslyawesome.com/podcast

Where will you be on April 21st?

Also not cheap, is floor coring. But the most durable of the options.

We were lucky. We have wooden floors with basement access. We added floor boxes with electrical outlets, phone and network jacks in the middle of the floor in several places. On the second floor, we were able to add a floor box in the center of our conference room when we replaced the 1st floor ceiling.

Whatever solution you go with, consider having network jacks too.

Glen Ferguson

Phone: 301-732-5165

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://coworkfrederick.com

Address: 122 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701

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On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 8:35 PM, Jerome Chang [email protected] wrote:

Ahh, true.
Not cheap, but it is elegant: http://www.steelcase.com/products/computer-support/thread/
I’ve seen hanging, re-coilable cords. If colorful, it could be aesthetic.
Also not cheap, is floor coring. But the most durable of the options.

JEROME CHANG

CENTRAL: Mid-Wilshire
5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) | ph: (323) 330-9505

EAST: Downtown
529 S. Broadway, Suite 4000 (@Pershing Square) | ph: (213) 550-2235

NORTH: Hollywood (Opening May 2016!)
6600 Sunset Blvd. (@Vine)

NORTHEAST: Pasadena (Opening 2016 Q2!)
600 E. Colorado Blvd. (@Los Robles)

On Mar 7, 2016, at 11:44 AM, Alex Hillman [email protected] wrote:

Even with quad outlets, getting power to the middle of the room requires some thoughtful design & tools.

I, for one, welcome more creative options to solve this problem! :slight_smile:

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The #1 mistake in community building is doing it by yourself.

Join the list: http://coworkingweekly.com

Listen to the podcast: http://dangerouslyawesome.com/podcast

Where will you be on April 21st?

On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 2:38 PM, Jerome Chang [email protected] wrote:

Try installing quad outlets as a standard. Duplexes are rarely appropriate in a coworking space

Jerome, architect

www.BLANKSPACES.com

On Mar 7, 2016, at 11:15 AM, Andie Grace [email protected] wrote:

Hi Jerome,

I suspect that our situation is what others face, too: it's not the

capacity, it’s the paucity of outlets in a very large space.

-AG



Andie Grace

[http://thefactory510.com](http://thefactory510.com/)

On 3/6/16 2:20 PM, Jerome Chang wrote:

  Can you elaborate the power usage issue? Computers and office

devices shouldn’t consume much power…

**
JEROME CHANG**

** CENTRAL:
Mid-Wilshire**

                            5405

Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) | ph: (323) 330-9505

** EAST:
Downtown**

                              529

S. Broadway, Suite 4000 (@Pershing Square) | ph: (213)
550-2235

*** NORTH:
Hollywood (Opening May 2016!)**
6600
Sunset Blvd. (@Vine)*

*** NORTHEAST: Pasadena (Opening
2016 Q2!)**
600
E. Colorado Blvd. (@Los Robles)*

On Mar 6, 2016, at 1:30 PM, Tamara Payne <[email protected] >
wrote:

        I am interested as well. We are

finishing out our space now and have this concern in two
areas.

        Tamara Payne

        Ensemble Coworking

        Opening April 4th, 2016

        [www.ensemblecoworking.com](http://www.ensemblecoworking.com/)

        [email protected]

        817.703.7952



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