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The Rise of Science-Backed Subjective Well-Being

By Jamie Anderson & Fergus Anderson
Blog

Designers have long understood the inextricable relationship between buildings and the people inside of them, but the direct link to human health and well-being has only recently come to the fore. Not only does the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) provide a framework to design spaces for maximizing long, healthy lives, but it also creates an environment that emphasizes Subjective Well-being (SWB). This concept aims to improve people’s perceived quality of experience – their personal feelings – about themselves and how they relate to others.

The Rise of Science-Backed Subjective Well-Being

By Jamie Anderson & Fergus Anderson
Blog

Designers have long understood the inextricable relationship between buildings and the people inside of them, but the direct link to human health and well-being has only recently come to the fore. Not only does the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) provide a framework to design spaces for maximizing long, healthy lives, but it also creates an environment that emphasizes Subjective Well-being (SWB). This concept aims to improve people’s perceived quality of experience – their personal feelings – about themselves and how they relate to others.

Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium Wins Award for Improving Fan Comfort While Conserving Energy

Carolina Panthers president, Tom Glick, and stadium representatives accept Energy Efficiency Leader Award from Trane®, a brand of Ingersoll Rand
Press Release

DAVIDSON, N.C., December 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers®, won a 2018 Energy Efficiency Leader award and recognition from Trane and Ingersoll Rand leaders for outstanding commitment to energy conservation. Panthers’ president, Tom Glick, and vice president of stadium operations, Scott Paul, accepted the award yesterday during a ceremony at the stadium.

Why 36 of Our Offices Are Leading With LEED and BREEAM

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Originally posted on bloomberg.com/careers

Design is a core component of our culture, and so is sustainability. Every decision we make around our building design takes into consideration operational efficiency and environmental sustainability.

International WELL Building Institute™ Announces Alignments Between the WELL Building Standard™ and LEED®

New guidance streamlines dual certification for green building projects pursuing both WELL™ and LEED
Press Release

April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today announced alignments between the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and LEED that will make it easier for green building projects pursuing dual certification.  IWBI and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have identified specific credits whereby submitted documentation will be recognized by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), the certifying body for both LEED and WELL. This alignment saves project teams the time and costs, and reduces documentation.

Let’s Implement the Paris Agreement Before the Flood!

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Originally posted Huffington Post

By Michael Bloomberg, Anne Hidalgo, Eduardo Paes

Our cities are on the frontline of the climate change crisis. Rising sea levels threaten millions of citizens with flooding, while colder winters and hotter summers take their toll on the most vulnerable in our cities. The noxious emissions from vehicles passing through our city centres pollute the air that our children breathe.

Achieving Zero in the Built Environment

From Healthier Homes to Energy Efficient Office Buildings
Blog

Without a dramatic change in the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, the world has no chance of adequately addressing climate change...That is how the new September 2016 issue of GreenMoney begins, but it quickly moves to offering solutions from Healthier Homes to more Energy-Efficient Office Buildings. Here are the new articles and an insightful video from architect William McDonough.

AECOM and Project Frog Announce New Partnership

Rapid Deployment Team Launches New Converge™ Data Center Building Kits
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., November 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ – AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, and Project Frog, Inc., the leading innovator in advanced component buildings, are pleased to announce the formation of a partnership to address the increasing need for data centers.

2014 Workplace Trends Report Reveals Business-Critical Forecasts, Including 30 Emerging Jobs of the Future

Sodexo’s report provides a detailed glimpse into the “always-on” workplace of tomorrow, offering solutions on how to get employees engaged, healthy and productive
Press Release

Gaithersburg, Md., January 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ — With 54 percent of our waking hours spent at work, the employee of the future will expect to spend more time enjoying a series of memorable events and interactions that are company-initiated, according to the 2014 Workplace Trends Report, released today by Sodexo. Now in its third year, the report examines key trends and solutions linked to higher employee retention, engagement and increased productivity in more efficient, intelligent buildings.

How Collaboration Helps AT&T Reduce Energy and Water Use

Article

There are two things that jump out at you while reading through AT&T’s 2012 Sustainability Report: the company has ambitious goals to reduce energy and water use, and the company collaborates with various groups, including nonprofits, to meet those goals. The collaborations are paying off as AT&T is close to meeting its 2014 goal to reduce energy intensity 60 percent from a 2008 baseline. Last year, the company achieved a 57 percent reduction.

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