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4 Ways that Smart Buildings Save Energy

According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), commercial buildings could save up to $60 billion if energy efficiency investments were increased by just 1-4%. Smart efficiency practices applied to only 35% of eligible commercial floor area in buildings with 50,000+ square ft. could save upwards of 50 TWh by 2030, assuming a conservative savings estimate of 20%; saving 22% of its total projected electricity use in 2030.

Topics: Eco-friendly Green Buildings Sustainable Flooring Facilities

How to Refresh Your Office Space in 3 Months or Less

Sometimes your workplace is just in need of a change, whether you're looking to refresh ideas, boost productivity or foster employee morale and relationships. There are basic changes that an employer can make that will help restore excitement for coming to work and change overall look and feel of the office. 

Topics: Office Design Facilities

Creating a Legible Workplace

With an ever-growing increase in available technology in the average workplace, employers are seeking innovation to help their team flourish productivity and creativity in a flexible environment. Successful organizations take a modern approach to design and functionality in their workforce, taking the following into consideration:

Topics: Office Design Facilities

Is Your Facility Ready for Winter Weather?

Winter is just around the corner, and in anticipation of inclement weather, facility managers must take precautionary measures to shield their buildings from harm. Hoffman Architects recommends that facility managers follow these cost-effective and efficient winter planning tips:

The Indirect Costs of DIY Commercial Flooring

Understanding the Basics of Corporate Flooring

Image is everything in business! Corporate offices are usually showrooms for the entire operation. They play host to meetings of all kinds, they are the stage where deals are made and futures are forged. Corporate offices have a need to be appealing and attractive while being functional. Believe it or not, flooring in the corporate environment speaks volumes about the business. Look around your corporate office. What does the floor say about you? A shabby carpet suggests a shabby business to a potential customer.

Topics: Commercial Carpet Office Design