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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...
Why high-performing employees don't like cooperative offices
Why high-performing employees don't like cooperative offices
We often wonder how great ideas happen at the workplace. While most of us are stuck working in drab cubicles, attending a regularly scheduled and often dull meeting; others work in open-plan offices or fantastic new complexes where the idea of promotin...
Airports have gotten insanely complicated
Airports have gotten insanely complicated
Having to accommodate millions of travelers and thousands of flights, airports are among the most challenging structures to design. Their sheer scale also makes constructing them an arduous feat, as a recent video of the Zaha Hadid-designed Beijing Air...
Hazard communication management in the post-GHS deadline workplace
Hazard communication management in the post-GHS deadline workplace
June marked the culmination of a decade-long effort to align the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's hazard communication standard with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), the U.N.'s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Label...
How buildings fail their users
How buildings fail their users
A building doesn't have to be falling down to fail. We share seven stories of green buildings gone wrong - along with tips for prevention.
How 6 small towns and cities are going green
How 6 small towns and cities are going green
While sustainable design isn't a panacea for the challenges rural America faces, many places are finding that there is economic value in renewable power and resilient design. The growing presence of solar and wind power in rural communities has created...