Category: Sustainability

Sustainability | Can It Benefit The Bottom Line?

  As businesses shift to sustainable business practices, they are increasingly finding sustainability is not only altruistic, but leads the way in cutting wasteful spending and adopting practices that save the businesses money over time. Sustainability doesn’t just complement business, it informs it. It leads to smarter spending and working practices, as business as usual […]

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Biophilic Design | Bringing Nature into The Office

   “The relationships between nature, human biology and the design of the built environment.”    Bill Browning’s 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design Biophilia, not a new concept, has been gaining a lot of traction among proponents of sustainable design. The premise behind the biophilic design is to incorporate aspects of nature into products and built environments […]

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Sustainability | Being Green Everyday is So Easy.

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We love our electronics but computers, printers, and other office equipment can consume loads of energy, and can definitely expand the footprint of our workplace. To cut down on your energy usage take a moment or two to adjust your computer’s settings to optimize battery usage and hibernate after a period of inactivity. Also, installing […]

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Sustainability Has A Direct Effect On Your Employees

It turns out that the benefits for companies that embrace sustainability go beyond energy efficiency, risk mitigation, opportunity for innovation and corporate social responsibility. Sustainability has a direct effect on your employees. According to Ante Glavas, Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, “People who work for green […]

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7 iPad Apps for Architects and General Contractors: National Architect Week, Day 5

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  During National Architect Week, we wanted to take a look at how digital technology is helping the industry go paperless. Although still in its infancy, tablets and compatible applications for the day-to-day work of architects and contractors, are growing. Ryan Sutton-Gee, CEO of PlanGrid, noted in this TechCrunch article that the tablet is basically […]

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Iconic Olympic Buildings Beginning as Early as 776 B.C. [INFOGRAPHIC]

  With a strong focus on reusable and adaptable structures for the 2012 London Olympics, the lineup includes renowned architecture firms such as Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Hopkins Architects, Populous and Zaha Hadid Architects. But where did it all start? The great infographic below, developed by ArchDaily, shows some of the iconic buildings of the Olympics […]

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The Outdoor Office: Is It Just Pie in the Sky?

    We hear it over and over. We say it ourselves. The economic crisis, digital advancements and ecological concerns have changed the world. So much so, we refer to it as a paradigm shift: a line in the sand; before and now. This in turn has dramatically affected where and how we do business. […]

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The Paperless Office: Due to Technology or the Environment?

The paperless office might finally happen. But it seems it will be more to do with technological advancements, than environmental concerns. There has definitely been an increased concern for the environment as well as a commitment to using less paper. Twenty-nine percent of consumers consider reducing paper consumption “Very Important” and thirty-four percent consider it “Important.” […]

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