Tips & Trends

WORKTECH12: Melbourne Review

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WORKTECH Melbourne was a great success and the addition of a workplace tour the next day to look inside at the likes of ANZ, NAB, Telstra, Isis, the Hub and the Department of Treasury and Finance was an excellent addition.

Adjusting Internal Energy Loads in Glass Buildings

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To combine the energy efficiency savings with worker comfort, more designers are incorporating low-temperature heating and cooling systems into building designs. This type of technology is ideally powered by renewable energy sources, such as geothermal or solar. It can also react quickly, which further translates into cost savings when evaluating productivity.

Best-Kept Secret: LEVEL ®

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While acceptance has already been recognized by client procurement teams and the green building movement, level ® is, unfortunately, still a best-kept secret and relatively unknown in the architectural and interior design communities.

Making Teleworking Work

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In the following sections, there is a review of the essentials of teleworking that provide a foundation for implementing this productive model in your organization.

Glass Enhances Workflow and Aesthetics

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Sure, glass in the workplace may let in the natural light we need to be productive and appreciate the view outside. But beyond the windows themselves, glass today can be found in everything from computers and keyboards to entire office spaces themselves.

Focusing on Workspace Utilization

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I predict that the efficient utilization of real estate, resources, and energy will be a critical business focus during 2012. To arrive at astute, accurate financial decisions, management teams will focus on increasing data acquisition so they can analyze workspace utilization trends down to a finite level.