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Trends In Workplace Design Focus On Productivity, Occupant Satisfaction

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How Nature and Culture Enhance Happiness, Wellness, Productivity in Office Space

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SIDEBAR: Wire Management Strategies for a Productive Office Space

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Collaboration, Connection: Hallmarks Of High-Performance Office Space

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Workspace Must Build Community

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Use Technology, Personal Workspaces To Encourage Productivity

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Allow New Workspaces To Evolve Gradually

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SIDEBAR: Use Available Technology To Optimize the Office

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How To Make Sure A Space Is Really ADA Compliant

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Impact on CRE Interiors Due To 2015 IBC

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New Interior Finishes for Elevators Have Multiple Benefits

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Most Significant Change of IBC Pertaining to Commercial Interiors

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Other Significant Changes To IBC Pertaining To Commercial Interiors

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Most-Often Misunderstood or Misapplied IBC Requirement for Commercial Interiors

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Unassigned Private Offices, Workplace Traffic Flow Are Key To Open Office Design

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What FMs Can Do To Make Interiors More Resilient

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Intriguing Ways FMs Are Shaping Interiors For Occupant Health

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Evaluating Space Density To Gain Efficiency

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Interesting Ways Biophilia Is Being Applied In Commercial Facilities

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Office Design Must Support Evolution Of Changing, Collaborative Work Environment

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Overhead Expense Is Important Consideration, But Keep In Mind Needs Of Employees

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Change Management Is Key To Successful Office Space Transition

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Selecting The Right Building Helps Ease Design Of High-Performance Workplaces

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Fire Code Changes Informed By Outside Factors

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To Get The Most Out Of Open Office Plans, Pay Close Attention To The Details

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Successful Daylighting In Open Offices Requires Careful Planning Of Partitions, Office Layout

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Operable Windows Offer Sustainability Benefits, But Also Acoustical Challenges

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Raised Floor Can Help Limit Reconfiguration Hassles In Open Offices

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Educating the Supply Chain Key to Sustainable Healthcare Interiors

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Have A Plan To Specify Green Interiors Products

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Sustainability's Healing Touch: Incremental Steps For Healthcare

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Durability Is Key To Green Healthcare Interiors

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Green Healthcare Interiors: Tips For Specifying Materials

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Evaluating ROI For Sustainability In Healthcare Interiors

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Use Creativity, Caution To Select Interior Office Paint Colors

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Use Bright Colors For Collaboration, Be Careful With Multiple Colors When Selecting Paints

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Showcase Products: Paints

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Show Sustainability Is Affordable To Get Approval For Green Interiors Projects

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Open Office Plans Create Acoustical Challenges

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Careful Consideration Is Needed Before Cutting Back On Private Offices, Workspace

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Reducing Number Of Private Offices, Cutting Workspace Has Pros, Cons

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How To Make Workplace Change Work

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Survey: Eliminating Private Offices, Reducing Workspace Still Not Common

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Technology-driven Trends Are Affecting Workspace Planning

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Losing Private Offices: Change Management Can Prevent Negative Impacts

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BIFMA Works To Improve Furniture Sustainability Ratings

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How Facility Managers Can Sell And Implement Green Interiors Projects

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While Cost Is Key, Green Interiors Projects Can Be Sold On Other Benefits

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Facility Managers Can Use Formal Sustainability Policy To Build Support For Green Interiors Initiatives

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Show Sustainability Doesn't Cost More To Gain Approval For Green Interiors Projects

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Open Plenum Can Lead To Sound Challenges

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Ceilings Can Help with Green Efforts

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Workplace Design Can Help Attract, Retain Generation Y Employees

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Workplace Design Can Encourage Collaboration In Changing Office Environment

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Managing Sound, Noise is One Potential Challenge in Open Workplace Design

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Case Study: How One National Corporation Used A Redesigned Office Environment To Attract And Retain Employees

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The Changing Role of the Facility Manager in Open Workplace Design

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Ceiling Tile Recycling Can Help With Green Efforts

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Ceiling Manufacturers Offer Recycled Content, Recycling Programs

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Creating Collaborative Culture Requires Mix Of Spaces For Privacy, Interaction

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Evaluate How Space Is Used During Design Process

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Office Design Needs To Provide Employees Privacy When They Need It

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Collaborative Space Isn't Just A Buzzword

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Acoustics Of Open Offices A Common Employee Concern

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Open Work Spaces Require Careful Noise Management

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Balancing Innovation With Practicality in Green Interiors

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How to Use LEED-CI

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Collaboration A More Important Element Of Office Design

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Collaborative Workspaces Encourage Communication, Idea Sharing, Flexibility

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Open Office Spaces Spur Collaboration at All Types of Companies

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Expensive Office Space Helps Drive Shift in Office Design Thinking

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Functionality Important in Office Furniture Selection

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What interior design trends are leading the way in commercial buildings?

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Are tight budgets still driving design choices, or has some flexibility started to return to the process?

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What role does sustainability play in the design process? How has that changed over the last few years?

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Have there been any big surprises recently in design trends?

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What do you anticipate as the next area of focus in interior design?

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The New Criteria for Selecting Office Furniture

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Sustainable Interiors Now Part of Design DNA

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Environmental Declarations Help Facility Managers Make Informed Decisions

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Plans and Policies Help Facility Managers Drive Sustainability

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The New Criteria for Selecting Office Furniture

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Sustainable Design, Flexibility, Mobility Are Key Selection Criteria for Office Furniture

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Sustainable Furniture Playing Larger Role in Office Design Choices

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Aesthetics Can Help Improve Furniture's Longevity

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Showcase Products: Furniture

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Manage Interior Systems for Healthy Indoor Air

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Environmental Considerations of Selecting Ceilings

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Take Advantage of Ceiling Options to Address Workplace Trends

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What Facility Managers Need to Know About Alternative Workplace Design

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Alternative Workplace Design Offers Open Spaces, Flexible Seating, Real Estate Efficiency

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Alternative Workplace Design Allows For Greater Collaboration, Quiet Work

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Alternative Workplace Design Takes Advantage of Technology, Offers Flexibility

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Technology, Workforce Driving Design Changes

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The Benefits of Saving Space in Office Design

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Variety of Carpet Options Can Earn LEED Points

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Flexibility in Office Design Offers FMs Green Benefits, Cost Savings

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Technology, Changing Workforce Helping to Drive Green Office Design Changes

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Maximizing Flexible Space in Office Design Reduces Costs

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Market Forces Provide More Options for Green Interior Products

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How to Choose the Right Paint

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Avoiding Pitfalls In LEED Certification For Interiors

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New Ways of Working

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Space Efficiency Drives Furniture Trends

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Changing Work Habits Call for Changing Workspaces

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Mr. Designer, Tear Down This (Cubicle) Wall

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Technology Can Help Support Workplace Efficiency

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The Role of Building Occupants in Reducing Carbon Footprint

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Understanding the Steps in Designing Green Interiors

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To LEED or Not to LEED?

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How Real Companies Executed Sustainable Design

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Avoiding Pitfalls In LEED Certification

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Study Links Green Buildings and Employee Productivity

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Research Ceiling Specs

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How To Prepare Your Building for LEED-CI Tenants

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Making a Building LEED-CI Ready

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Interior Product Standards Should Be Tailor-Made For Each Organization

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How To Develop Interior Product Standards

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LEED Ratings Offer Specifications For Sustainable Interior Products

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Environmental Life-Cycle Assessments For Interior Products Gaining Traction

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Managers Can Use LCA Data to Vet Product Manufacturers

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LEED for Commercial Interiors Can Result In Productivity Gains, Energy Savings

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Figuring the Impact of Green Products

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LEED-CI Should Be Planned Early In Building Selection And Leasing

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Recycling Green Products

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Green Products Require Occupant Buy-in

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Consider the Environmental Life Cycle of Green Products

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Save Trendy Colors for the Paint on the Walls

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Managers Can Deduct Full Cost of New Lighting with Interim Lighting Rule

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The Role of Interior Storm Windows

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Physical Workplace Can Encourage Collaboration

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Repurposing Office Space for Maximum Impact

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Know Where to Put Soundmasking

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Getting Buy-in to Make Green Products Worthwhile

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Figuring the Impact of Green Products

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Smaller Workspaces May Not Be More Profitable

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When Choosing A Wayfinding System, Think Off The Wall

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Getting the Right Information When Choosing a Ceiling

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Quality Measures of Carpet

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Reducing Office Space with Alternative Work Strategies

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Flexible Office Space Designs

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New Space Calls for New Facility Management Rules

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It Pays to Buy Neutrals

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Tips to Smooth Interior Paint Selection

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The Color Wheel Explained

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Color and Organizational Branding

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Buying Green Interior Products

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Siting for LEED-CI

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Environmental Life Cycles of Green Products

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Office Planning for All Generations

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Green Product End-of-life Considerations

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To Move or Not To Move?

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Demountable Walls: Moving on Up

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There's More Than One Way to Create a Green Interior

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Tailor Made

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Fashion Follows Function

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Getting the Look Without the Costs

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Mainstream Green

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Flooring That Pays

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Door Hardware: Code Considerations

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Door Hardware: Specifying for Security

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Schools Seek Formula for High Performance

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Making Renovations Work

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Planning, Preparing for Painting

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The Real Cost of Interiors

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