There are several factors that can help in reducing construction waste. Managing, minimizing and reusing construction materials is very much possible.
Building designers, property managers and governments all have a vested interest in energy efficient buildings. Electricity use eats up much of a building’s operating budget, and operators are looking for savings along with the green halo of running an efficient building.
Enter biophilic design: The incorporating of natural elements such as plant life, lighting, natural air flow and views of nature into the built environment.
Net zero carbon. Passive House. These two terms have been of much discussion in the world of building design and are now becoming more enticing to the eco-conscious public. But what does it all mean, and are such goals Utopian or achievable?
If it’s excitement, optimism, concern, or tinges of all three, everyone has a worldview of what the future holds. While those working in building design don’t have a crystal ball, there’s a plethora of opportunity for experts in this field to take advantage of innovations and mitigate foreseen humanitarian risks.
With the influx of Millennials and Generation Y fully immersing themselves in today’s workforce, this cohort and its evolving needs are interacting with more-entrenched Generation X and Baby Boomers. Combined with increased awareness regarding wellness initiatives, sustainability and the ever-evolving world of technology, there is a fascinating impact on the world of office design as we know it in 2019.