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Fresh Push To Save A Billion Birds A Year From Killer Glass

"As architects, we often use glass to connect people with nature, but if done wrong, that glass can literally kill the nature we seek to connect with," he said. The continued proliferation of glass buildings constructed across New York City has exacerbated the problem, especially at this time of the year as the city sits in the Atlantic Flyway, a major north-south route migratory birds take each fall. Bird-friendly glass
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Office Design That Treats Workers Like Individuals

Designers have already moved past these ideas to give employees improved work environments that come with much more freedom. An office with an open design is not necessarily open-plan. We are designing these offices around the actual work employees do, freeing them to find the best setting for the task at hand rather than confining them to a single, assigned spot. Employees have more control over their surroundings-whether they want
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Increase Building Efficiency Through External Factors

Climate conditions influence a building designer's choice of building orientation, configuration and envelope, as well as a building's energy requirements for heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination. Two buildings in different geographic areas experiencing similar temperatures, but different amounts of sunlight, can vary in annual energy consumption in excess of 30%, according to ENERGY STAR. Solar loads must be accurately calculated every month to determine the amount of sunlight that strikes
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Daily Sustainability Is A Must To Future-Proof Your Building

To fix this concern, we must embed sustainability into daily building operations. By integrating with pre-existing building systems and make existing data streams available for interpretation, such a platform can enable customers to upgrade their systems to a far greater sustainability performance, with minimal capital investment. An enterprise platform can help buildings unify the silos of information across their systems and drive sustainability across operations and maintenance. This allows building
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How Tech Tools Are Powering Workplace Design Decisions And Other Industry News

How tech tools are powering workplace design decisions and other industry news - Work Design Magazine by. Emma Weckerling Our weekly round up of workplace news from around the web. Designing a workplace that enables a company to successfully compete in today's business world is a huge challenge. JLL reports on the new technology is helping to simplify the process. Refinery29 asked three different innovative 3M employees - all of
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Stop Fwc, Start Running Seamless Meetings

Tired of spending the first 7 minutes of every meeting FWC? Same. We love technology issues for the humor it provides but it would be nice for once to run a smooth, problem-free meeting. AgilQuest's Forum room booking software allows you to book a room and check-in via Digital Sign, Mobile App or Web Browser. Then when you check-in for your reservation, Intel UniteĀ® connects displays, employees and a mix
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Do Luxury Perks And Ultra-Cool Facilities Really Create A Better Work Environment?

Employees working there benefit from onsite laundry rooms, access to 18 eateries - in which all food is free of charge - and many more perks besides, although the company remains tight-lipped about exactly what those are. While some view the installation of trendy facilities as necessary in the war for talent and contributory to productivity, others have questioned whether it really aligns with what modern employees seek from their
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More We, Less Me The Rise Of Co-Working

Natasha Guerra, CEO of co-working provider Runway East, whose spaces exclusively host high-growth start-ups, says: "The companies working from Runway East are members rather than clients or tenants. We see ourselves as custodian of a community of equals and not merely as a landlord or office space provider." "Co-working spaces are chosen for the experience. The FM world has a lot to learn from the hospitality world. The best hotels
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Companies Use Seat Sensors, Infrared Cameras To Design New Office Space

The open office may not be dead so much as in transition, and it is being shaped by a critical new tool in the design arsenal: data. The information is being used to develop office designs that not only optimize the space but also improve the employee experience. A messy backroom in an unfinished part of the office called the "White space" is where teams with confidential projects sometimes hide