Ergonomics Ergonomics: Create a Healthier and Happier Workscape

It’s not exactly logical to think that a 6’5” employee, a 4’11” employee, and everyone in between should have the same height desk. But more often than not, that’s what happens. The word “Ergonomics” has been buzzing around the world’s workforce for quite a while now. Workers are looking for offices that offer an ergonomic

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Green/Sustainable The Importance of Sustainability in Design

sustainability office example

Sustainability is all about time. When out-of-date office designs stop functioning for employees and start affecting output, the offices are stripped down and remodeled. As a result, scraps and materials are destroyed and wasted at an extreme cost to the environment. The practice of sustainable development seeks to put a stop to this cycle of

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Green/Sustainable DIRTT Modular Construction and the Environment

DIRTT Modular Construction

The working world has found themselves in a cycle of building and demolishing offices repeatedly, using up a plethora of resources in the process. In fact, 25-33% of all landfills are waste from construction, renovation and demolition, and 10-15% of all materials brought to a construction site end up as waste. For every square foot

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News & Press Workscape. Since 1996.

Since 1996, Workscape–with their partners Knoll and DIRTT–has helped organizations create workscapes that maximize their facilities and their people.

News & Press DIRTT Featured in New Book on Resource Revolution

DIRTT is featured in a book called Resource Revolution: The Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century by Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers from McKinsey & Company. The book, focused on the world’s demand for natural resources, showcases DIRTT’s commitment to “employing give distinct strategies of substitution, optimization, virtualization, circularity and waste elimination.” To learn more, you

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Workplace Design Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Offices

It has long been considered the ultimate yet seemingly out of reach test of the business case for green building: if the human benefits of green building could be reliably quantified this would prove beyond all doubt the ROI for investing in building green. After all, staff costs, including salaries and benefits, typically account for

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Workplace Design The Economics of Biophilia

Humans have traditionally improved the places in which we live and work to increase our comfort and productivity. These improvements have been based upon technological advancements that improved the health and welfare of building occupants, but have paid little attention to more subtle physiological needs. Recent advancement in our understanding of natural systems, coupled with

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Workplace Design Daylighting-Bias and Biophilia: Quantifying the Impact of Daylighting on Occupants Health

The biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems [1]. Following on Edward Wilson’s (1984) seminal text “Biophilia” many building designers adopted these ideas to green buildings. Despite the popularity of the concept, the biophilia hypothesis in buildings remains largely contested due to lack of empirical body

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