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Learn & Plan Topics

  • Sustainable Sites

    Choosing a building's site and managing that site during construction are important to ensure a project’s sustainability. Environmentally r...

  • Building Operations and Maintenance Services

    Follow these sustainable strategies as your space renovations are complete and the building and interiors are operated in an environmentally sustai...
  • Buildings and Health

    The challenge for building design and operations is to identify and eliminate health risks while also providing positive physical, emotional, and...

  • Sense of Place

    What makes a workplace special? What fosters a sense of attachment, engagement and identity? These are the kinds of questions that underlie the ...

  • Flexible Workplace Design

    Today’s workplaces are often in flux. Organizations change direction or develop new services. People move to new sp...

Alternative Transportation

Alternative transportation allows people to travel without the need for a single-occupancy vehicle. Examples of alternative transportation methods include human-powered conveyances (e.g. biking, walking), public transit, ridesharing options (e.g. vanpooling, carpooling), and telework. Having an office near alternative transportation options (like buses, light rail and subway) and facilitating access to such hubs through shuttle services makes it easier for occupants to use alternatives, thereby minimizing the pollution and land development impacts of vehicle use. 

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Whole Building Systems

  • Water - Behavior Change

    An educational campaign stressing the importance and best practices of water conservation can quickly pay for itself. Employees should be encouraged...

  • Planted Roof - Roof Duarability

    Reduced temperature fluctuations reduce thermal stress.  Benefits of a planted roof are realized through the extended life of the roof membrane...

  • Water - Single Pass Cooling Equipment

    Single-pass (or once-through) cooling equipment uses water for only one cycle before subsequently discharging it. Examples of this equipment include...

Materials

  • Alternative Bio-based Composite

    Bio-composites, or biodegradable composites, are the next generation of sustainable building materials. Plant fibers such as sunflower hulls, or whe...