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Considering introverts when it comes to workplace design
Considering introverts when it comes to workplace design
Extroverts get their energy from social situations; introverts get their energy from solitude and quiet. Realistically, it is a sliding scale — no one can be considered a total extrovert or introvert. The same applies for work situations, yet wor...
USGBC increases LEED energy performance requirements
USGBC increases LEED energy performance requirements
New projects registering for LEED 2009 must now meet a higher threshold for minimum energy performance. Projects must now earn at least 4 of a possible 19 points in Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance. An energy savings of at leas...
How to boost heavy industry's energy efficiency
How to boost heavy industry's energy efficiency
Manufacturing is a critical and influential part of the U.S. economy; it supports one in six private sector jobs and accounts for 65 percent of exports. And it is rapidly undergoing a renaissance due to shifting global cost structures. Now is the time ...
Collaborative work areas high among popular new trends in office design
Collaborative work areas high among popular new trends in office design
Designing the modern-day office means trying to find the right balance of open and private work spaces. With today's younger workforce being more mobile and more technology savvy, where they work and how they work also must fit into the office design e...
How health care planning, design can foster community
How health care planning, design can foster community
We've all been to health care facilities and probably seen the same general scenario: a cold, sterile environment where no one wants to stay for long. The role of health care facilities, however, have begun to change in the community, providing some ex...
Risk management: Preparing your facility to handle infectious disease patients
Risk management: Preparing your facility to handle infectious disease patients
Earlier this year as the World Health Organization was declaring that the countries hit hardest by Ebola had zero reported cases for at least 42 days, another infectious disease was making daily headlines around the globe: Zika virus. At times like the...