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10/12/2009

Study Finds Employees Working in Green Buildings More Productive

 
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By Bruce Brigham

Design magazines are filled with pictures of beautiful stores that win awards all the time. But beautiful stores go out of business every day (I have designed a few myself). “Beautiful” doesn’t necessarily ring the cash register. Beautiful doesn’t necessarily grow a brand. So what does?

 

I’ve spent the last 20 years trying to figure that question out. I started my interior design career as a designer of retail store prototypes. Today, I have my own retail brand development and management consulting firm. Here is what I have learned...

 

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Study Finds Employees Working in Green Buildings More Productive
A University of San Diego study released in September 2009 found that employees working in green buildings are more productive than their counterparts in non-green facilities.
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ASID Executive Director Speaks at Congressional Briefing
As a member of the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition, the American Society of Interior Designers recently hosted a congressional briefing on the topic of evidenced-based design and its ability to save money and resources.
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EPA Announces Winners of Green Building Challenge
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently honored six innovative green concepts designed to reduce the environmental and energy impacts of buildings. These concepts may assist the building industry in reducing more than 88 million tons of building-related construction and demolition debris sent to U.S. landfills each year.
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New Publication Examines Architecture as Business Tool
Change Design: Conversations about Architecture as the Ultimate Business Tool, a second edition book from the A&D firm NBBJ, highlights the role of design and innovation in transforming businesses and organizations.
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October 13, 2009

 
Vote for your favorite product in Interiors And Sources Readers' Choice Awards!
 
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Portfolio Healthcare, from Trendway Mannington Commercial’s Cartography is influenced by Art Deco styling
Portfolio Healthcare, from Trendway, includes public seating, bariatric, pediatric and patient room seating, recliners, sleepers, and overbed tables. Portfolio Hospitality includes lounge and guest seating, as well as occasional tables.

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A modular collection featuring bold geometrics and an interplay of colorful stripes, Mannington Commercial’s Cartography is influenced by Art Deco styling.
 

Building Sector Leaders Call for Steep Energy and Emissions Cuts
Sustainable Design Program Receives Excellence in Education Award from USGBC
Steelcase WorkLab Granted LEED Platinum Certification
Toronto Resource Center Earns LEED Gold
HDR Releases New Publication on Evidence-Based Design
USGBC Tackles Building Performance Head On
High-Performance Green Building Awards Program Announced
Architecture for Humanity Announces Finalists for Design Challenge
GBI Launches Two New Certification Programs
Online Tool Takes Guesswork Out of Creating Sustainable Spaces

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