Like many other organizations today, Cisco came to the conclusion that their workplace environment was at odds with the way they worked. People were seldom at their desks. Meeting spaces were in short supply. Communication was ever more variable face to face, instant messaging, desk top video, phone, e-mail. And work hours shifted dramatically as the need to work globally increased. With these changes in mind, Cisco created the Connected Workplace.
Collaboration is perceived as a key to organizational effectiveness in an increasing number of work contexts - from service and policy making organizations to scientific research and development groups.
The Nakamura US District Courthouse was built in 1939. Following a rennovation, it was awarded a LEED NC certification in 2011 and LEED EBO&M certification in 2013. Its original design and construction, however, included many sustainable qualities.
As part of a national effort to demonstrate compliance with the EO13514 and the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance Sustainable Buildings, GSA adopted the USGBC's Volume Certification Program, utilizing standards set forth in the LEED Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system for their documentation. The Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building is located in the Central Business District within Salt Lake City and is the largest GSA owned property in Salt Lake City.
After over a year of investigation and documentation, the Portland 911 Federal Office Building was able to secure funding, certification and high-performance by integrating advanced metering and retrocommissioning building systems.
The Norris Cotton Federal Building located in Manchester, NH, is a 7-story, reinforced, concrete and steel structure with two basement parking levels. Constructed in 1976 as an energy conservation pilot, Norris Cotton FB continued it's high performance leadership through a green renovation.
In 2010, the Noblis Innovation and Collaboration Center (NICC) opened to enhance the organizations’ technological solutions and to facilitate the cooperative nature of Noblis’ public interest work. As a responsible neighbor to the local community, and as a responsible supplier to the Federal Government, the NICC was constructed with a focus on sustainability, minimizing pollution in the local geographic region while also minimizing the footprint of Noblis’ operations on the Federal supply chain.
Filing documents is a task that all office workers struggle with. A poor filing system can lead to lost productivity when time is spent searching for relevant documents rather than focusing on work tasks. Careful analysis and good workplace design can help organizations improve the management of archival information and data.
During the Seattle Courthouse's recent LEED EBO&M certification effort, cost data was made available for green cleaning products on a square footage basis.