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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...
Smart computer use hikes energy efficiency
Smart computer use hikes energy efficiency
The facility manager's job, of course, is to improve energy efficiency. In most cases, this involves HVAC and other elements relating directly to the operation of the building. But the specific activities going on within the building are vital as well ...
Bringing energy management systems to small buildings
Bringing energy management systems to small buildings
Sophisticated energy management systems enable organizations to track, control and reduce their energy use and spending. These platforms also help companies run smoothly by spotting problems earlier and form the foundation for value-added services that...
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...
How reprocessing medical devices can save millions while diverting waste
How reprocessing medical devices can save millions while diverting waste
Medical waste — more than 5.4 tons per year for an average operating room — costs each operating room about US$5,243, according to the 2015 Practice Greenhealth Sustainability Benchmark Report. A partnership between Johnson & Johnson su...
Efficiency, sustainability trending in nonresidential construction
Efficiency, sustainability trending in nonresidential construction
To provide an overview of the changes expected in building design over the next decade, the American Institute of Architects surveyed nationally leading architects for their perspectives. "Emerging technologies are becoming the dominant force in how bu...