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Industry Trends & News

Stay current on the latest trends and studies related to the office furniture and interiors industry.

Warming Up to the Officeless Office: Wall Street Journal article on the latest trend towards "Hoteling" or the increasing use of "unassigned" workstations in large and medium size corporations: View the Article - (PDF) Read the Article - (Link)

Generation Y and the Workplace: Annual Report 2010: A survey conducted by Johnson Controls that details the needs and wants of the Y Generation worker: View the Survey(PDF)

Partners in Change: Law Firm Design Trends: - An article from Contract magazine's website summarizing the latest design solutions for the changing requirements of Law Firms. View the Article - (PDF)

IBM Smart Building Survey - A survey conducted by IBM which rates buildings in 16 top U.S. metro areas on their green efforts: View the Survey - (PDF)

 The Changing Footprint - This article from Today's Facility Manager details the process that Deloitte & Touche undertook to transform their work place from private office centric to open office centric: View the Article - (PDF in zip file)

 Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace - This article reviews strategies for dealing with a various age ranges in the same workplace: View the Article - (PDF)

 Lets Get Together: Developing Collaborative Areas - Originally published in the June 2006 issue of IIDA's Perspective Magazine: View the Article - (PDF)

Goodbye Office, hello 'desk on demand': An article on how IBM Canada has transitioned to a "desk on demand" environment. View the Article - (PDF)


The latest information and articles on sustainability as it relates to the workplace. 

10 Tips for Energy Efficiency in your building: A top-10 list of tips from Johnson Controls, leaders in commercial building energy efficiency. Download the list - PDF

2009 Greening of Corporate America: Siemens and McGraw-Hill Construction’s report shows that corporate America has in fact integrated standard sustainability practices into their cultures and everyday operations. Excellent report: Download the Report - (PDF)

Doing Well by Doing Good? Green Office Buildings-  A research paper by Piet Eichholtz, Nils Kok, John M. Quigley. This paper provides the first credible evidence on the economic value of the certification of “green buildings” -- derived from impersonal market transactions rather than engineering estimates. Download the paper - (PDF)

Human Impact of Green Office Spaces - A webinar presented by Sustainable Industries on the impact of green office spaces on worker productivity. Panelists include David Pogue, National Director of Sustainability, CB Richard Ellis (San Jose), Clark Brockman, Principal, SERA Architects (Portland), and Kirsten Ritchie, Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler (San Francisco). The panel will be moderated by Becky Brun, Editor of Sustainable IndustriesView Webinar  and download the presentation- (PDF)  

The Economics of Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate -  A practical, real-world study of the incentives and motivations of real estate managers to invest in energy efficiency retrofits. The study was sponsored by the IFMA Foundation, and authored by Kristian Peterson, director of consulting for Sustainability Roundtable, and Ross Gammill, director of commercial due diligence for Allonhill. View White Paper - (PDF)

California's Green Building Standards Article about California's First in the Nation Statewide Green Building Standards Code: View Article (PDF)

Sustainability and Facility Management  Originally published by Today's Facility Managerreviews the role that facility managers play in improving facility sustainability: View Article - (PDF)

FAQ on BIFMA e3 Sustainability Standard Basic information regarding the BIFMA Sustainability Standards for Office Furniture: View Article (PDF) 

BIFMA e3 Sustainability Stanard  Current Furniture Sustainability Standards: View Standards - (PDF)

Sustainability Glossary - frequently used terms and conditions: View Glossary - (PDF)

Green Building Opportunity Index - Ranking the top 25 markets in the U.S. for Green Building Opportunity: View Index - (PDF)

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