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Welcome to the BUILDINGS eBookshelf! In our digital library, we’ve compiled the latest guidelines for designing and operating commercial buildings.
Our new eHandbooks are full of actionable information, case studies and helpful products from trusted sources and suppliers. Best of all, they’re free!
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Book 7: Preparing for Re-Entry
The COVID-19 pandemic is finally beginning to recede and life is returning to “normal.” It’s time for us to ask ourselves: what did we learn from the past year and a half, and how did COVID affect the way we do things in our buildings?
This eHandbook attempts to answer those questions and more. A panel of experts share the latest thinking on new paradigms for the workplace—whether that workplace is a hybrid office or a work-from-home space. It explores how students learn best and how education spaces might look different in the coming years.
The new eHandbook also reviews the benefits of touchless technology and includes products and resources to help you on your next building project.
Whether it’s setting proper lighting levels, eliminating glare or setting a mood that enables people to experience rich color accurately, all of these conditions help make tasks safer and easier to accomplish for occupants. Additionally, an effective lighting strategy can meet these multiple requirements while using energy more efficiently.
This eHandbook is intended to make the process of lighting a space properly more straightforward, offering up-to-date information from lighting experts and industry reports.
COVID-19 has been tough on the hospitality industry, but travel is slowly resuming now that vaccinations are rolling out.
In this eHandbook, we look at the evolution of hotels into streamlined, touchless experiences with stringent cleaning practices.
We also explore how meeting and event spaces have changed during the pandemic, repurposing guest rooms as temporary office space, and the “staycation” trend that may be here to stay.
Find out what the experts are saying about how hospitality spaces are repositioning for the future.
A 2017 report by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) noted that nearly half of employers said health and productivity programs were an essential component of their company strategy, while 91% of employers said they offered health and wellness programs for reasons beyond medical cost savings.
The physical workplace was also one of the top three factors affecting job performance and satisfaction, according to the IWBI report, which cited a study in which 90% of employees surveyed said their attitude toward work is negatively affected by the quality of their work environment.
This new eHandbook gathers tips and strategies from leading design professionals and building owners on how to make sure your building is fostering wellness.
While we understand more about COVID-19 today than at the outset of the pandemic, it will continue to reshape the way medical facilities are designed and operated—both in the short and long term.
That’s why we assembled this eHandbook: to offer guidance from trusted sources to help hospital staff and design professionals alike with the decisions they need to make today—and tomorrow.
As local school districts and administrators grapple with whether to open schools for the new year or postpone in-person classes and continue with virtual learning, one thing is clear: whenever K-12, colleges and universities do decide to reopen, their facilities need to be clean, operational and safe for students and staff.
In this eHandbook, we’ve compiled a number of up-to-date guidelines and resources from some of the most trusted sources to help get educational facilities ready for learning.
It also offers a glimpse into how classrooms may change in the future to ensure the health and safety of all.
A Comprehensive Return-to-Work Guide for Facility Executives
In this eBook, we’ve assembled a preview of numerous guidelines and white papers with practical information on getting your workplace ready for reopening from some of the most respected organizations and architectural firms, including direct links to download the complete reports.
You’ll also find case studies and products that can help pave the way for safely reopening your office.