EnvironDesign Notebook

The USGBC's new App Lab puts the power of LEED Online into the hands of designers, architects and facility professionals everywhere.
A (quiet) revolution in the building materials industry is slowly peeling back the layers of opacity surrounding these products and helping designers to build healthier spaces.

As the GSA works to save energy and lower costs in government buildings, designers and architects will need to focus on creating sustainable, collaborative spaces with a minimum of pieces.
The ANSI/BIFMA level® standard is the office furniture industry's first comprehensive, holistic certification program. We take a look at the effect it is having on the industry today, and will likely have in the future.
The design and construction of Green Building Services’ new LEED Platinum space teaches lessons on what to do—and not do—as the process gets underway.
Green teams can help A&D professionals deliver increased value—here are five steps to assembling your green dream team.
Proper daylight harvesting can reduce the need for elecrically-supplied lighting during daytime periods.
By facilitating communication between landlords, tenants and property managers, designers can ensure their sustainable spaces don't underperform.
High levels of VOCs are unnecessary—even preventable—in today's interior environments.
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