Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Productivity articles below.
The American Society of Interior Designers has made available post-occupancy research for its new WELL and LEED certified headquarters in Washington, DC.
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.
Providing a clean and hygienic workplace is one way businesses can make a significant positive impact on the health and safety, productivity, and satisfaction of employees.
As demand for remote work options increase, facility planners should assess organizational culture and processes to ensure workplace design that fosters productivity for all employees.
New study finds office design and aesthetics are playing a greater role in recruiting young talent.
With daylight saving time coming to an end soon, it might be a good time to catch up on some sleep.
U.S. employers of all sizes are hurt by employees' sleep deficiency, reveals a new research tool from the National Safety Council and Brigham Health Sleep Matters Initiative.
Using mobile devices for non-work activities in the office wastes an average of 56 minutes per day, according to a new OfficeTeam survey.
With little time to spare during its busiest time of the year, Edelstein & Company in Boston, MA had its project team coordinate a three-phase construction schedule.
The research project will provide environmental and human data as evidence of biophilic design’s positive impact on the health and wellbeing of office occupants.
Deploy intelligent (and dynamic) space planning strategies through the use of technology, coupled with other sources of insight into how employees work.
Keeping an open office productive, orderly, and comfortable can be a challenge. Learn how you can make sure the open office idea works for your organization.
In analyzing workplace performance data, facility executives may not want to focus primarily on how many seats are occupied — but rather on why some are not.
Lengo delivers specially designed music that has been proven to exponentially increase concentration in employees.
This free webinar video demystifies the topic of speech privacy and sound masking, shows you how to set goals for levels of speech privacy, and addresses how privacy performance is measured.
Productivity and safety improvements were revealed when the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences studied use of Lockheed Martin's FORTIS exoskeleton at a U.S. Navy shipyard.
The building envelope can serve as a tool for facility management to tap into renewable energy resources.
New study reveals that 83% of senior management and operations personnel have observed an increase in productivity over time due to the implementation of a safety program.
When you’re looking to heat one area of a building that’s plagued with cold spots, consider spot heating options.
Keeping staff healthy and happy improves productivity and boosts businesses’ bottom line, according to the World Green Building Council.
The 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards recognize high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. There’s only two weeks left to submit your project!
In a recent survey conducted by Staples, it was found that some office workers may take their reliance on a coffee break to the extreme.
Your office doesn’t have to be boring, but it probably is. While not every facilities team can implement these five office hacks to jazz up their spaces, take them as inspiration.
These 2nd annual awards recognize "Building Optimizers, Leaders, and Disruptors" who use technology to further green building efforts.
Many variables affect employee productivity — design, lighting, air quality, and more.
With technology making it possible for many to work virtually anywhere, it’s important to provide spaces and amenities to help employees thrive.
The accumulation of airborne pollutants can cost as much as $6,500 per employee per year in lost productivity. Watch this free video webinar and learn about the significant return on investment improved IAQ can have in facilities.
In late June 2016, DesignLights Consortium launched its QPL for Networked Lighting Control, and Lightcloud is the first to be recognized as meeting those performance specifications.
Simply redesigning the facility doesn't solve every engagement issue, but it can go a long way to energize and inspire employees in their work.
Among the biggest traps? Thinking that active design is a product choice. Make the most of the investment into an office redesign by considering the following approaches.
Workers suffering sprains and strains average 57 days away from work, according to Travelers’ new Injury Impact Report.
The National Institute of Building Sciences has developed an infographic to identify the major themes that will help the industry address productivity challenges.
A focus on these five factors leads the way to effectively supporting the business units in your organization.
Cognitive functions in crisis are markedly better for people who work in facilities with low levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide.