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What’s the Ideal Temperature in a Hospital?

If there’s one place where comfort matters, it’s a hospital setting. Ambient temperature is a key driver of occupant comfort in all environments, and the needs of a hospital are some of the most complex that we encounter when designing building automation systems. Factors to Consider Studies have shown that people’s physical and psychological health is affected by the thermal …

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How Your Building’s Temperature Affects Workplace Productivity

Let’s get one thing out of the way quickly before we dive into this topic: it’s impossible to please every person with the temperature in an office environment. Due to biological factors such as body size, gender, age, metabolic rate, and more, people perceive temperature differently. However, research has shown that the temperature of office environments does have an impact …

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Accessible Solar Energy: A Milestone on the Journey to Net Zero Buildings

Net zero, or carbon neutrality, means achieving a balance between the greenhouse gases put into the atmosphere and those taken out. From commercial businesses to educational institutions, reducing carbon emissions is a top sustainability goal for environmentally conscious organizations. And with so many workers and students returning to in-person environments in 2021, there’s a greater sense of urgency to reduce …

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Reimagining the Physical Workplace & How to Keep Your Employees Safe

Businesses are focused on finding their “new normal,” and deciding exactly what that will look like. Employees who plan on heading back into the office after spending considerable time away have increased expectations for a supportive and inclusive working environment. Many of these expectations fall on facility managers and directors, who are finding their goals shaped by changing employee expectations. …