Anyone who has suffered in an overcooled or overheated meeting room for a day or two understands the need for improved thermal comfort. Complaints about poor thermal comfort abound in occupant satisfaction studies. Yet, to date, solutions...
Major workplace change can exacerbate an employee's uncertainties, under any conditions. Leading by example and communicating change help to minimize concerns and assure staff that any corporate cultural and design shifts will be positive. A design team that understands...
In the past decade, the term "company culture" has been avidly utilized to describe the synergy among employees in office environments. The concept of company culture relates to a formation of individuals sharing in values or beliefs...
All of Apple's U.S. facilities — and 87 percent of its operations worldwide — are now powered by renewable energy, according to an annual report. In its Environmental Responsibility Report, Apple said that as of 2014 all...
Planning and mastering how your organization utilizes its office space is a challenging, yet rewarding experience. It is a multi-step process that requires data gathering, analysis, forecasting and strategizing.
Elevators are a common fixture in nearly every office building across the country. Larger facilities, from commercial offices to hospitals, use them hundreds of times a day, most of the time without even really thinking about it.
Data center operators are late adopters of combined heat and power, a technology that's been around since the late 1800s and used extensively in hospitals, refineries, petrochemical and biotech facilities. But using such plants as the source of data center power can have...
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