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10-year study shows green building strategies pay off in real dollars
10-year study shows green building strategies pay off in real dollars
In the past five years, there have been various studies which present evidence on the linkage between green building certification and financial performance. While the results of these studies are remarkably consistent; skepticism still exists among pr...
Smart windows are a smart idea
Smart windows are a smart idea
Fenestration — roughly stated, the art of bashing holes in the sides and tops of buildings and putting various objects in those holes in an energy-efficient manner — is a big deal. Windows fill many of those holes, and smart glass is a big ...
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...
Why daylight should be a key design element
Why daylight should be a key design element
The Middle East has huge amounts of sunlight, and it makes perfect sense to use this resource effectively by incorporating it early in the design process. It is very important to understand the concept of daylight and its effective use in interior spac...
To save big on energy, heat people, not air
To save big on energy, heat people, not air
In response to a challenge from the U.S. Department of Energy, a cohort of engineers is tackling energy efficiency by designing new devices to control the temperature around individuals, not throughout entire buildings. Think of it like a swanky car's ...
Solar an easy energy solution for commercial buildings
Solar an easy energy solution for commercial buildings
With recent technical advances, getting enough energy from the sun to power your business has become an affordable reality. The amount of solar power generated from rooftop photovoltaics could reach 39 percent in 2016.