Projects

EDF and LEED: An Evolution (Part 2)

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d. This is part 2 of a 2-part series on how LEED has evolved over the past decade. Using the Environmental Defense Fund–â„¢s Washington, DC, office as a comparative basis, David Kay and Carissa Gavin dig into the requirements for certification as they have progressed with new standards and technologies.

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Perkins+Will: Sustainable Design in DC

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The Washington, DC office of Perkins+Will was designed as part of transformative process recasting the practice into the future. It is also a manifestation of a core value—their global responsibility towards future generations—that brings meaning and purpose to the way they practice.

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Find the 7 Differences

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I highlight the 7 characteristics that I think represent the cross-section of most workspaces designed today. These 7 characteristics also differentiate the modern-day layout from older, more traditional workplace designs.

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Behind the Curtain: GSA in Houston

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The design team* approached the 275,000 square feet of space with security, sustainability, and appropriate imagery in mind. And the end result? A LEED-certified, award-winning space — including Glass Magazine’s \”“Most Innovative Energy-Efficient Glass Project–  Crystal Achievement Award in 2010.

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2 + 2 = 5 (LEXC & Coworking)

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Companies have moved beyond focusing on reducing costs; rather, they–â„¢re seeking alternative work strategies (without spending their own extra money to execute their own strategies) to provide an engaging workspace–one which offers what coworking provides — community, collaboration, and productivity.

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Coworking in San Francisco’s Sandbox Suites

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What made coworking a sensible idea is the shift in technology from big bulky desktop machines to a mobile world we live in now, where anyone can work from anywhere. That being said working from coffee shops or your couch isn’t the ideal situation. Technology liberated us from our cubicles and stuffy offices; however, it didn’t provide a better physical space for us.

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