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...
The pace of urbanization is accelerating around the world. Indonesia's cities are already the economic engines of the nation and will be more so in future. These economic engines attract people from all over the country and even from abroad, who come to seek employment and...
Reports that CBRE Group Inc. is in talks to acquire the facilities and workplace management business of Johnson Controls in a deal valued at up to US$1.5 billion highlight the pitched battle among the world's largest CRE companies to both increase their size and reach...
The key to successful workplace change management is considering a user-centric approach which puts people at the center of the process. If we want employees to adopt new behaviors in a new work environment, an output of the change management process must be tools and resources...
Last fall, the Gundersen Health System hospital campus in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, generated more energy than it used and became the first hospital in the country to attain "energy independence," as Gundersen's sustainability program Envision describes it. The hospital...
Fluorescent-lit cubicles are so last century. The latest in corporate office design is about creating more than just a place for employees to sit and stare at their computers, and the Googles of the world aren't the only companies investing in awesome office spaces.
In the olden days, a large company had two options: the downtown office or the factory town. Often, a company had both. The downtown office was close to the bankers and the insurance companies and transit hubs. Handled right, the building itself could make money —...
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