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Biophilia and the workplace
Biophilia and the workplace
The best way to incorporate biophilic design into an interior space — and reap the benefits — is to provide access to the outdoors. Health care designers have long known this, which is why the concept of the "healing garden" has been so pop...
Microgrids for health care facilities
Microgrids for health care facilities
These days you can't turn on the television, log on to any social media website, or check your Twitter feed without seeing something about climate change, fossil fuels, renewable energy, sustainability and energy efficiency. Regardless of your politica...
Transition to remote functionalities creates an efficient virtual workplace for facility managers
Transition to remote functionalities creates an efficient virtual workplace for facility managers
Technology is ubiquitous. Cloud-based functionalities have led to increased transmission of data and information instantaneously, anytime and anywhere. This trend is depicting a growing shift to meet the mobile needs of facility management. Workers are...
The smarter the sensor, the smarter the building
The smarter the sensor, the smarter the building
The world is moving toward extending sensor intelligence. A Navigant Research report predicts the market for advanced building sensors will reach US$1.2 billion this year and more than double that amount in 2025. The rise of smart sensors, the repo...
Jungle theme keeps Atlassian offices in the green
Jungle theme keeps Atlassian offices in the green
The interior architecture for Atlassian's Sydney headquarters has recently been completed, and it has a decidedly green tinge. So distinct is the "jungle-fied" theme that it has now internally been dubbed as the "Atlassian style."
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...