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Health care design for the future
Interiors & Sources
Health care columnist and expert Jane Rohde, FIIDA, AIA, ACHA, AAHID, LEED AP, Green Globes CIEB Assessor, speaks to what will make for the safest, most effective health care environments in the coming years.
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Prefab revolution? Factory houses are the secret to green building
Architecture & Design
Buildings offer an easily accessible and highly cost-effective opportunity to reach energy targets. The need to reduce energy use during the operation of buildings is now commonly accepted around the world. Changing behavior could result in a 50 percent reduction in energy use by 2050. Such savings are strongly influenced by the quality of buildings. Passive buildings are ultra-low energy buildings in which the need for mechanical cooling, heating or ventilation can be eliminated. Modular or prefabricated green buildings, designed and constructed in factories using precision technologies, can help achieve these standards.
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Banish design fee fear
Design Biz Blueprint
Fear is a crazy thing! It's an ancient, internal response left over from the days of impending danger, like an attacking mountain lion. These days there aren't many mountain lions around, yet our response to fear is still the same. So, do you know the difference between the two fears: physical danger fear and good fear? Not knowing the difference keeps you from achieving your goals and having the success you really want.
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Plan to join us for Greenbuild 2015 Monumental Green
IIDA
The largest sustainable building event in the United States is scheduled for Nov. 18 - 20 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.! Green building is uniting people, changing lives, revolutionizing business, and addressing our world's most pressing problems.
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IIDA accepting submissions for 2015 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards
IIDA
IIDA proudly announces the opening of the third annual Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards competition. This international design competition honors innovation and design excellence in Interior Design/Architecture throughout the Asia Pacific region through recognition of projects in 14 design categories. Deadline to enter: Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.
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6 game changers: A green building pioneer's guide to disruptive technology
Multi-Housing News Online
"We are undergoing enormous changes as we transition from analog 2-D space to 3-D space," said architect and entrepreneur John Picard, founder of John Picard & Associates. "Imagine that the skin, security, energy, water, controls, mechanical, lighting and occupants of a building are all talking to each other in real time. The buildings are sensate, adaptive, regenerative, cost effective and healthy. It's a reality on the very near horizon." Best of all the new science of building connectivity supports occupant health and safety.
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Henning Larsen's university building has a facade that moves in response to changing heat and light
Dezeen
Henning Larsen Architects aimed to set a benchmark for green design with this university building in Kolding, Denmark, featuring a climate-responsive kinetic facade and a triangular form.
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Office design ideas: Cool collaboration stations
OfficeAnything.com
While traditional cubicle configurations will always have their place, new collaborative workstations are dominating the market in 2015. The ability to promote group interaction, build teamwork, and integrate new furniture technology is simply too much for businesses to pass up. In this article, five super cool collaboration stations and their respective benefits are highlighted.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Retaining the next generation of leaders
Contract
The repetitive nature of conversations surrounding the future of the design and architecture professions can be frustrating. For design professionals with roughly 10 to 15 years of experience, a regular topic of conversation is their struggle to find a firm they are willing to make a career investment in despite the opportunities available today. So how does a firm attract and, more importantly, how does it retain these individuals?
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10 small business trademark mistakes that cost you money
Small Business Trends
Your small-business trademarks have an untold amount of potential value. Who knew 10 or 20 years ago that the Google and Apple brands would be worth tens of billions of dollars each? Every brand has to start somewhere, including yours. That's why it's critical to protect your brands with trademarks. If you don't, you could not only lose the opportunity to profit from their future value but also, you could get into a lot of very expensive trouble.
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Be a leader worth following
By Candice Gottlieb-Clark
Before I begin any workplace engagement, I ask the person informing me of the problem one important question: "If I determine you are at the core of some of these issues, how do you want me to tell you?" I ask this because problems do not happen in isolation. Commonly, they trickle down from the top. From leadership missteps to flaws in the organizational structure. I have learned a lot about the characteristics that make a good leader. Here is what all leaders should know.
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