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Co-working spaces not just suited to startups with millennial occupants
Co-working spaces not just suited to startups with millennial occupants
The rise in popularity of co-working spaces has been largely attributed to growing demand from creative and technology startups for shared workplaces that are cost-effective alternatives to traditional office leases. But there's new evidence from the U...
The anatomy of a fabric building
The anatomy of a fabric building
Whether it is sustainability or economy driving the change, new industrial construction is starting to look different. Instead of the dark, dingy structures reminiscent of the Industrial Revolution, businesses across industries are turning to light, br...
Many workplaces are training for a new threat: Active shooters
Many workplaces are training for a new threat: Active shooters
A string of attacks on cities, schools and workplaces has prompted many employers to turn to a new area of security for their employees: active-shooter training. Until about a decade ago, workplace security focused mostly on preventing theft. Now, busi...
These radical ideas show how nature can inform sustainable design
These radical ideas show how nature can inform sustainable design
Before humans ever conceived of sustainable design, nature was doing a good job. Plants and animals have evolved to use energy efficiently, to be multi-functional yet balanced, and to use information to carry out living processes. With this in mind, th...
Cutting-edge building technologies offer big energy-savings potential
Cutting-edge building technologies offer big energy-savings potential
Retrofitting buildings improves energy efficiency, saves money and provides a more welcoming workspace. As new and more affordable technologies enter the marketplace, building operators and tenants have more options for reducing their operating costs, ...
10 ways your building can reach its zero-waste goals
10 ways your building can reach its zero-waste goals
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his Zero Waste Challenge, in which 31 businesses across all five boroughs have pledged to divert at least 50 percent of their waste. Already, participants have diverted nearly 13,000 tons, including composti...