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Entries in Sustainability (7)

Friday
Aug192016

Sustainability, Culture and Innovation in the Workplace

Image © Gensler

How can organizations reduce waste to make our world a better place? How can a growing company scale culture effectively? Can your office make you more innovative? Gensler has submitted the following panels to the workplace track for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017, and we need your votes to get these panels on the lineup. Read, click, register, thumbs up. It’s that easy!

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Monday
May162016

The Value of Designing Healthy Workplaces

The Tower at PNC Plaza uses a series of innovative glass panels to circulate a constant stream of fresh air, giving workspaces a healthy feel and eliminating environmental staleness. Image © Connie Zhou.

Most conversations about wellbeing dwell on exercise routines, dietary regimens, and stress busting tactics from more yoga to less caffeine. Only on the rarest of occasions will wellness advocates mention the role the built environment plays in engendering personal wellbeing. When they do, they tend to focus on how a person’s home can have a positive or negative impact on mental and physical vigor, depending on factors such as natural light saturation and whether or not the décor has achieved peak feng shui.

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Monday
Jun092014

10 Key Design Interventions for a Healthier, Happier and More Productive Workplace

Nokia's Sunnyvale Campus. Image © Nic Lehoux

In case you haven’t noticed, health and wellness has quietly become a consequential issue within the business community. Businesses and organizations are preoccupied with making sure their employees are as healthy and happy as can be, and they are willing to invest significant amounts of money to achieve these ends.

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Monday
May202013

The Bullitt Center and the Future of Sustainable Buildings

The Bullit Center. Drawing © Douglas Wittnebel

Have you heard about the Living Building Challenge (LBC)? To quote the description on its website, the LBC is “the built environment’s most rigorous and ambitious performance standard.” I’d say that’s a fairly accurate description of the initiative.

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Monday
Mar042013

Is Your Data Ready for D.C.’s New Reporting Requirements?

PNC Place in Washington, D.C. Photo credit: Gensler

75 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the District of Columbia come from buildings.

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