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Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota, FL is the most recent winner of the Staples Ultimate Breakroom Makeover contest.
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota, FL is the most recent winner of the Staples Ultimate Breakroom Makeover contest.


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Latest: Revived Breakroom Makes A Splash With Employees - Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota, FL is the most recent winner of the Staples Ultimate Breakroom Makeover contest.

Revived Breakroom Makes A Splash With Employees

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota, FL is the most recent winner of the Staples Ultimate Breakroom Makeover contest.

Turn Up Tech By Turning Up The Lights

Facilities are taking advantage of smart lighting capabilities to piggy-back other innovations.

Office Design Decisions Can Make (Or Break) Your Budget

In a new report, JLL compares build out costs across three office styles in 59 markets in the U.S. and Canada.

Boeing Crowdsources Employee Ideas For Tax Reform Investment

The aerospace company’s investments focus on the future of employees and communities and include $100 million for "workplace of the future" facilities and infrastructure enhancements.

Indoor Environments’ Impact On Wellness To Be Studied

Well Living Lab will undertake a three-year scientific research plan to identify how indoor environments affect five facets of people’s lives.

GM LED Lighting Retrofit Saves Over $300,000 Annually

In addition to reducing energy consumption, replacing linear fluorescent lighting with tubular LED created a safer work environment at the auto maker’s Lake Orion, MI plant.

Stanton Chase LA, IWBI Team Up For Healthy Workplace Education

Stanton Chase will introduce clients to IWBI’s WELL Building Standard, which provides a meaningful solution to advance human health and well-being in the workplace.

Cambridge Sound Management And Lutron Partner

Sound masking integrates with occupancy sensors to provide automatic privacy for occupants upon their entering a room.

Top 8 Predictions For The Workplace Experience in 2018

These emerging and evolving concepts provide a framework around which facility management can plan and operate the workplace environments they oversee.

Security and Convenience with Brivo’s Cloud-Based Access Control Solution

Are you responsible for protecting your staff, facility and mitigating risks from both internal and external threats? Deterring specific behavior, increasing awareness of the exact activities occurring each day, and adding protocols help to prevent incidents from happening and enhance the safety of your overall organization.

New Guidance On Achieving Joint Certification Of BREEAM, WELL

A new briefing paper from BRE And IWBI outlines how projects can achieve joint certification of BREEAM and the WELL Building Standard.

Art Installation At Amazon HQ Has Clear Impact

At the Seattle Amazon headquarters, “There Is Another Sky” by Spencer Finch graces an architectural canopy connecting two new office buildings on the campus.

Five Tips To Create An Inspirational Office

Aesthetics and the overall look of your office have more to do with employee satisfaction than you might think. Here's how to create a workspace that will inspire, boost employee morale, and retain talent.

Interior Solutions Firm dancker Opens Experience Center

Providing architectural, furniture, technology, and logistic solutions, the company redesigned its own workplace to assist clients while also improving the environment for its employees.

New Office Design Focuses On Construction Culture

In designing McCarthy Building Companies' Houston office, lauckgroup created productive spaces for employees while highlighting the firm's brand.

Question Of The Week: Artwork Procurement And Facility Management?

Options abound for organizations that are shopping for artwork to grace their facilities. What is your involvement, and where do you find art that fits the bill for your buildings?

Healthcare Facility Power Systems Unequipped For Digital Age

More than half of hospitals' power systems were built before benefits and demands of IoT were known, according to a new Schneider Electric survey.

NJIT Cuts Ribbon On New State-of-the-Art Wellness, Events Center

The state-of-the-art, multipurpose building provides large-scale space for professional conferencing, training, and career fairs, as well as social settings for the NJIT community.

Thinking About Designing Your Workplace Around Millennials? Stop!

Based on its research and experience, BHDP Architecture finds that the best way to think about Millennials and their impact on workplace design may be to think about them a lot less.

Flexibility To Work Remotely: The New Normal

Staples Workplace Survey reveals the ability to work remote is a “must have” for nearly half of employees.

Question Of The Week: How Can Winter Illnesses Be Prevented?

With flu and norovirus season ramping up and expected to last through May, facilities across the country are honing in on illness prevention.

Pro Bono Services Expand Opportunity For Boston Nonprofit

The Travis Roy Foundation moved into a 2,000 square foot office featuring accessible design, with the support of donated services from several area firms.

How To Offset Cellular Interference From Building Materials

Building materials like concrete, steel, and glass are often the primary culprit when buildings experience poor cellular signal. DAS offers one way to address the problem.

IWBI Releases Manufacturer’s Guide To WELL

This new guide helps manufacturers who produce sustainable building products and materials navigate the WELL Building Standard.

Naava Smart Green Walls

With technology imbued into these living walls, the air filtration capabilities of the plants are maximized.

Workplace Comfort: One Size Does Not Fit All

New research shows having personal control of your workspace, such as lighting and temperature, improves overall workplace productivity and engagement.

Business Cleanliness Matters To Consumers

Nine out of 10 consumers agree that they are more likely to have an overall negative opinion of an independent business if its public spaces are not clean.

Workplace Design Matters To Millennials

New study finds office design and aesthetics are playing a greater role in recruiting young talent.
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Six Rules For Using Grey Water Properly

Many commercial facilities are reducing their water consumption by using greywater. Here are some rules and guidelines for using it safely and properly.
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Transportation Industry Embraces Sustainability, Green Building Standards

USGBC's new report: LEED in Motion: Transportation, highlights facilities that incorporate LEED and other sustainability practices.

Sustainable Landscaping Project Earns Idaho’s First SITES Gold

HP Inc.’s Boise, ID property is the first corporate campus in the world to be certified using the SITES v2 rating system.

A Peek Into Employees’ Workplace Preferences

A recent workplace design survey commissioned by Capital One sought insight from 2,500 professionals across five U.S. metro areas.

Workplace Safety Can Give Small Businesses A Recruiting Edge

The safety of the work environment was among the top criteria employees consider when evaluating a new job offer, according to a new survey.

Zone Cabling For Smart Offices

This approach to a cabling infrastructure enables facility management to meet new and evolving occupant and organizational demands quickly.

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