Sustainable Design

Feb
07

mindful MATERIALS: Why Manufacturers Need to Be Listed

You know it all too well: Researching the environmental impact of products from manufacturers is a time consuming and fragmented process. It’s about time a platform addressed the absence of a real-time, aggregated source of reliable information architects and designers can count on. mindful MATERIALS is a design industry initiative, one that provides a centralized […]

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Nov
12

How LEED v4 Differs from Previous LEED Versions

The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system has become the hallmark of whether or not a building has followed proper protocol for reducing its environmental impact. Truly, it’s a recipe for success for builders who want the most functional and transparent process when bringing their green building projects to life. With a lifespan of […]

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Aug
02

This is the Most Overlooked Aspect of Building Design

It’s affecting you more than you know   Your office or workplace has one serious design flaw. And no, it’s not the outdated carpeting or questionable color scheme – although those too could definitely use a complete overhaul. This design flaw has less to do with the aesthetics and more to do with overall functionality, […]

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Jun
05

Lighting effects on human health

Why Your Workplace Environment is Negatively Affecting Your Productivity At some point, we have all felt bogged down by the weight of work responsibilities, sometimes before we even open our email inbox. Many times, you can overcome work related stress by tuning into your surroundings and garnering inspiration from your place of employment. For many, […]

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