The Thread: Sustainable Building Design

Read our posts below highlighting the design of sustainable building.

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Creating a Culture of Sustainability

Creating a Culture of Sustainability

Setting the Foundation Long Term Thinking Companies can create a lasting legacy of responsibility and stewardship. This is usually only possible when sustainability is at the core of their corporate culture. Companies do not have to solely spend their time planting...

Office Environment Series: Image

Office Environment Series: Image

Creating Your Image The first post in this series covered how to create a sense of well-being in your office. Well-being is in some ways invisible, but image is all about what is visible. You want your image to portray your company’s success as well as the value you...

Office Environment Series: Well Being

Office Environment Series: Well Being

How does your office impact your employees and guests? First Impressions Our offices are physical reflections of our companies and play a large role in how our employees and clients think about us.  Most companies want their offices to provide a sense of well...

How Design Can Enhance Crime Prevention Part II

How Design Can Enhance Crime Prevention Part II

Crime Prevention through Design - Inside the Building In Part I, we learned that environmental design is a design approach that considers all elements of the environment in which a building exists. That includes paths of travel to and from the building, secure access...

How Design Can Enhance Crime Prevention Part I

How Design Can Enhance Crime Prevention Part I

Crime Prevention through Design This focus on crime prevention for a building is called environmental design. In this instance, environmental design is a design approach that considers all elements of the environment in which a building exists. That includes paths of...

How Much Will My Project Cost?

How Much Will My Project Cost?

Overview of Project Costs So, how much will my project cost? I get asked this a lot when I talk with people about new projects they are interested in starting. This is usually after they have briefly described their idea to me, so their question lacks some vital...

Fitwel: A Building Industry Response to Viruses

Fitwel: A Building Industry Response to Viruses

The Origins of Fitwel Our local and global communities continue to battle with the COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying moments of loss but also discovery. We have discovered many new ways of keeping ourselves and each other safe and healthy and certain actions that...

Designing for Movement

Designing for Movement

Designing for Movement in Interior Environments A major theme of my work and the blog posts on The Thread is that our interior environments play a large role in our overall health as humans. We spend a majority of our time indoors. Researchers are continually looking...

Is Corporate Transparency the New Norm?

Is Corporate Transparency the New Norm?

Transparency in the Corporate World Have you ever wondered what goes on in the corporations providing products and services to consumers on a local and global level? Many of us haven’t, but lately, corporations have been called to practice transparency with their...

Indoor airPLUS: Improving Residential Indoor Air Quality

Indoor airPLUS: Improving Residential Indoor Air Quality

Introduction Have you ever wondered if the air inside your home is as healthy as it could be? Many factors influence indoor air quality in our homes including smoking, cleaning habits, and air and moisture leaks. We spend a majority of our lives indoors, and the US’s...

Energy Star Struck

Energy Star Struck

Introduction to Energy Star I wanted to get into Energy Star certification, since it is one of the most well known. You have probably seen the blue Energy Star label on your computer or kitchen appliances maybe without giving it a second thought. This exploration of...

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