Recognition that the built environment can have a profound effect on human health and well-being is reshaping the building industry. Builders, engineers, architects and designers are rethinking every aspect of a built space for how it might either positively or negatively...
Sydney's Better Building Partnership has released a new commercial green leasing standard that will enable both landlords and tenants to better assess the sustainability and efficiency performance of their lease arrangements.
The financial benefits of green building have been well established. Studies have repeatedly shown green building certification such as LEED and BREEAM lead to lower operating costs, such as reduced utility bills and lower total life cycle costs. But some savvy developers...
The transformation of a facility into an intelligent building creates lucrative business benefits. The efficiency gains achieved with this kind of optimized building translate into lower operating costs, higher sustainability performance...
The main value proposition of energy information systems is that significant savings can be realized by providing greater visibility into energy and building use. Without such a system, data cannot be centralized and analyzed efficiently.
Workers in open-plan offices are more distracted, unfriendly and uncollaborative than those in traditional workplaces, according to the latest industry survey. Employees who have to share their office with more than two people experience...
In late May, eight employees of Mayo Clinic's medical-records department packed up their belongings, powered down their computers and moved into a brand-new office space in the heart of Rochester, Minnesota. There, they made themselves...
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