Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Office work is usually synonymous to lots of files, folders and reports…in short heaps of paperwork! But with the advancement of technology, “the paperless office” is no longer a far-fetched dream. It all started way back in 1975 where an article by Business Weekly discussed “the office of the future” and the term...

It’s well known that a happy, healthy workforce will produce the best work, allowing creative ideas to flourish. Now, more than ever, bosses and office managers are taking a serious look at how their office environments are affecting their workers.With the rise of the freelance economy, workspaces also must be...

The future of the planet is at the forefront of the thoughts of world leaders. At the end of 2015, 195 countries signed up to an historic deal in Paris to limit global emissions and keep global warming well below 2C. The deal will be deposited in the UN in New York in April ready for formal signature and...

EnviroScience is a specialised biology firm exploring the latest in environmental legislation and regulations. The company incorporates the most up to date technology to gather and report data. They recently relocated their headquarters to a larger facility in order to accommodate growing operations. Working with...

Virtual Skylights Improve Staff Well-being In leading companies around the world employees are finding an attractive sight deep inside their buildings. Virtual skylights and landscapes are starting to appear in conference rooms and cafeterias, populating enclosed interiors as high-tech avatars of nature. These fine...

The Paris based architectural firm  influx studio has designed a concept building it calls the ‘algae green loop’. The design is aimed at being an algae retrofitting of the marina city towers in Chicago, USA.The concept aims to use the natural CO2 absorbing characteristics of flora to help decarbonise urban...

At an exhibition held in Cairo, Karim Rashid presented his version of the future of ecological housing. Rashid calls it the Komb House – a super colorful showcase of the most cutting edge eco-technologies available. What is especially interesting is that he fuses traditional Islamic design principles with contemporary...

BP’s new Rotterdam office seems to be an integral part of the landscape, almost swallowed up by the ground itself!  The building is designed with a green roof that serves as both insulation and physical protection; this is because the office is located so close to a refinery it needs to be explosion proof.  The...

With rising energy cost, the oil crisis, and environmental concerns, the concept of green building practices are becoming popular, if not necessary, for home and business owners. Large commercial buildings consume a lot of energy which is costly to the owner and the environment. Designing your new office space, or...

Located in the Hartford, “Connecticut Science Center” is a LEED-certified green building designed by the world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli. The building covers an entire area of 144,000 square feet in total, and has a 15 stories tall atrium, and impressively, in the construction of all this 95% of the steel used is...