When Pizza Hut announced this summer it is adopting a new energy-monitoring system for 500 corporate locations, company officials touted the environmental benefits — plus a return on investment that is "quicker than a lot of things that we do." Just how much —...
Facility managers can better manage buildings taking into account big data (databases too large and complex to manipulate or query using standard methods or tools) and urban analytics (data-driven analysis of urban activity such as human...
Driven by operations improvements and energy savings, as well as new standards and regulations, a somewhat unfamiliar face in heating, ventilation and air conditioning is making the scene. Energy recovery ventilation is a type of HVAC equipment that uses the energy associated...
The cafeteria can — nay, should — be a fun, social place where employees build community ties, collaborate and enjoy each other's company while doing something as natural as eating. Though some companies spend a fortune to make this happen and provide their employees...
A skiver's paradise or a more productive way of working? Annabelle Dickson asks why more of us are working from home or in collaborative workspaces, as a new report signals the decline of a traditional 9-to-5 office'
Open offices may in fact be a bit too open, according to recent reports that show an increase in burglaries in tech-heavy neighborhoods. Laptops and unassigned desks make it easy to snag someone else's stuff.
Health care architecture must continue to evolve to contribute to the new efficiency required of today's care delivery models. The health facilities of the past can no longer be the model for the future. Two key areas ripe for improved...
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