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Why Post-Occupancy Review Is the Future of Design (And How It Can Serve You Now)

A radical new paradigm is on the way for engaging with projects after they’re “completed”—and clients couldn’t be happier.

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Putting the “Pre” in Post-Occupancy Evaluations

Don’t just take a survey and walk away. There’s a better way to do POEs that can dovetail with the integrative process, improve project outcomes, and save clients money.

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New Label from ILFI to “Reveal” Building Energy Data

Buildings will be able to display a standard label showing energy use under a new program from the International Living Future Institute.

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Design for Environment Label Now “Safer Choice”

EPA has shifted its labeling of chemically safer products and expanded to include Fragrance-Free in its criteria.

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Study Reveals Nuances of Occupant Engagement Strategies

A focus on health and comfort has helped engage 35% of residents in one affordable housing complex in reducing energy use.

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New Online Portal for AIA 2030 Eases Burden of Reporting

You can ditch the reporting spreadsheets. Benchmarking the 2030 Commitment is now streamlined online.

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Can Bioinspired Innovations Find Economic Footing?

Biophilia and biomimicry captivate the mind and senses, but are they economically viable? A report from Terrapin Bright Green says yes.

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Recycled PVC inside vinyl floor tiles often contains lead and other additives from rubber-covered wiring, according to researchers.

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Chemical Footprinting: Companies Take Stock of Their Toxic Impact

Harmful chemicals are more difficult to quantify than carbon emissions but are equally destructive. Now you can track manufacturers’ chemical footprints.

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June 2015

Volume 24, Number 6

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