Posts tagged 2012
Launching S4A, Innovant’s new height adjustable benching system this June at NeoCon!  
 To schedule a time to meet with one of our representatives please email  info@innovant.com  or call 212 929 4883. 
 Space 7-4093 7th Floor (Right outside the Elevator Between 3Form & Dyson) 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago IL 60654

Launching S4A, Innovant’s new height adjustable benching system this June at NeoCon!

To schedule a time to meet with one of our representatives please email info@innovant.com or call 212 929 4883.

Space 7-4093 7th Floor (Right outside the Elevator Between 3Form & Dyson) 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago IL 60654

Trading Places - Seminar with Charles Braham, Joe Du Temple, and Charlie Du Temple Monday June 11th 1 - 2pm  
 We are excited to annouce that Charles Braham, President of Innovant Inc., will be speaking at Neocon. He will be accompanying panel members Joe and Charlie Du Temple of ESD Global in addressing the impact of high density technology on space design and construction. They will also discuss how to accommodate technology within and above a desk while insuring that the mechanical infrastructure and ergonomic requirements are met. 
 The attendees will gain a knowledge on trading desk - open plan design and how it relates to accommodating an extensive list of technology requirements. They will also gain an understanding of how to best position the process of ‘desk’ design into a project, and finally what team disciplines are needed to make the project a success.

Trading Places - Seminar with Charles Braham, Joe Du Temple, and Charlie Du Temple Monday June 11th 1 - 2pm

We are excited to annouce that Charles Braham, President of Innovant Inc., will be speaking at Neocon. He will be accompanying panel members Joe and Charlie Du Temple of ESD Global in addressing the impact of high density technology on space design and construction. They will also discuss how to accommodate technology within and above a desk while insuring that the mechanical infrastructure and ergonomic requirements are met.

The attendees will gain a knowledge on trading desk - open plan design and how it relates to accommodating an extensive list of technology requirements. They will also gain an understanding of how to best position the process of ‘desk’ design into a project, and finally what team disciplines are needed to make the project a success.

The State of Green Business 2012 - The Good News and Bad

Today GreenBiz gave a great online seminar today on the State of Green Business. The Take Away: Top talent prefers a sustainable workplace.  Here are some of the highlights.

The State of Green Business - The Good News and Bad

GREEN OFFICE SPACE

Holtzer cites talent retention as another part of green buildings’ allure. “Our clients’ newest and youngest employees are demanding green workspaces,” Holtzer says. “For the newest entrants into the workforce, acting sustainably is critical. Many of our tenants see occupancy in a green building as a tool to attract and keep the brightest and most productive workforce.” 

What We Found: Despite a downturn in the real estate market, new construction projects in the United States continued to pursue LEED green building certifications. However, interest in LEED certification among owners of existing buildings dropped from 2010 to 2011.

What We Measured: 2011 saw nearly 2,000 new offices certified under the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, with the majority of that growth coming from newly constructed buildings. Meanwhile the number of buildings seeking the relatively new LEED for Existing Buildings certification dropped in 2010 after rapid growth in 2008 and 2009.

Why It Matters: There are 4.8 million com­mercial buildings in the United States, and col­lectively, they are responsible for 46 percent of the nation’s building energy use. Addressing the impacts of the built environment is key to addressing a wide range of environmental issues. Also, green workspaces are often more efficient, both in terms of operating costs and in the ability to accommodate people comfortably in less space, thereby cutting real estate costs. And studies have shown that green workplaces are healthier and promote higher productivity and employee satisfaction.

What We’re Seeing: Despite the recession and a sagging real estate market, green office spaces command a premium and post above-average occupancy rates. Rents are 4 percent higher for Energy Star–rated buildings and 5 percent higher for LEED-certified buildings. Green office buildings also sell at a premium—about 25 per­cent for both LEED and Energy Star.

Speaker

Joel Makower, 
Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

Joel is Executive Editor of GreenBiz.com and author of “Strategies for the Green Economy,” among other books. For more than 20 years, he has been a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line. The Associated Press has called Joel “the guru of green business practices.

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