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  • Health

    Good health has both physical and psychological components. Being healthy means the absence of disease and illness, as well as feeling posi...

  • Building Systems Upgrades

    This page details Sustainable Strategies to consider as your space undergoes a building system upgrade to improve energy, water use, and occupant co...
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is most simply described as the conditions inside the building. It includes air qualit...

  • Energy & Atmosphere

    Buildings and facilities rely on the operation of mechanical systems and electrical systems to maintain a high level of indoor environmenta...

  • Sustainable Sites

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

Whole Building Systems

  • Lighting - Green Tips Impact

    Couple indirect and direct lighting fixtures to create a well-balanced illuminated work environment without uncomfortable shadows.

  • IEQ - General Lighting

    Supplementing natural light with a combination of direct and indirect light sources creates a consistent and well dispersed indoor lighting level fo...

  • IEQ - Lighting Engineer

    The lighting engineer, in cooperation with the rest of the integrative team, should ensure as much natural daylight permeates the space as possible....

  • Lighting - Productivity/Absenteeism

    Happier and more comfortable occupants tend to miss fewer days of work and perform at sustained levels when approaching tasks throughout the day. Pr...

  • IEQ - Daylight / Views

    Providing daylight access and views for occupants is important in reaching performance goals as part of the IEQ strategy. According to a study done ...

  • Lighting - Comfort/Mood

    Creating a sustainable and well-functioning lighting strategy by integrating efficient lighting technologies, controls, and space layout has been sh...

Materials

  • Overhead Direct / Indirect

    A direct-indirect light fixture has down light passage areas in the bottom of the housing through which the direct lighting component is produced. ...
  • Direct Down Lighting

    Direct down lighting with 2-by-4 or 2-by-2 fluorescent fixtures are common in office buildings and are usually recessed into a dropped ceiling. The...
  • Task Lighting

    Task lights are designed to provide the occupant control of the light levels in their workspace. They illuminate specific work areas and allow fo...