Content related to ‘environment’

Psychology Of The Office Space

Psychology Of The Office Space.

Unhappy employees are estimated to cost the U.S. economy between $450 to $550 billion each year due to costs related to lower performance, more sick days, and higher turnover rates.



Permeable Pavement: A Sustainable Stormwater Solution

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Permeable Pavements, a new book from ASCE, provides current guidance for the design, construction, and maintenance of permeable pavement systems that provide transportation surfaces and manage stormwater and urban runoff drainage using interlocking pavers.



Greener Living, One Parking Lot At A Time 

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A parking lot at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn campus in New York City is the site of a green infrastructure project that will reduce flooding, eliminate sewer outfalls to open waters, and keep nearby plants lush and green.


Students Benefit From One Of World’s Only Living Buildings

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A net zero energy, net zero water, and carbon neutral education center that meets the Living Building Challenge™ has been built on the banks of the Potomac River in Maryland.


Green Buildings Improve Cognitive Function 

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Improved indoor environmental quality doubled participants’ scores on cognitive function tests, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University.


Start Saving Water: New Code Resource For Water Efficiency

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2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) provides the most contemporary requirements for designers, policy makers, and the construction community who are looking for ways to deal with severe droughts and the need to better conserve water.


The Internet Of Things And Water Management

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With water rates up more than 41% since 2011, a growing number of businesses are using smart irrigation with IoT technology for water management at their facilities.


Motorized Shades Reflect Well On LEED Gold HQ

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Intelligent motor controls and best-in-class RB 500 motorized roller shades helped shape the look of the Hub Group’s new headquarters, located in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, IL.