1) Not Considering How Your Office Space Contributes to Your Attract and Retain Strategy. The competition for top talent has never been greater or more urgent. Experts predict most companies will see up to 40% of their current workforce retire in the next 5-7 years, as the Baby Boomers begin their mass exodus from the
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
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 When out-of-date office designs stop functioning for employees and start affecting output, the offices are stripped down and remodeled.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
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
Help the environment – and your employees’ morale – by creating a green space. We have all the tips you need to go green in the office.
Since 1996, Workscape–with their partners Knoll and DIRTT–has helped organizations create workscapes that maximize their facilities and their people.
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
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
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
The biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems . 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