The Connected and Efficient Building

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Driven by an evolving work force, technology advances, and increased pressure to reduce operating costs, workspaces inside today’s business facilities are undergoing dramatic change. Traditional assumptions regarding how space is designed, used and managed are being re-evaluated. This presents new opportunities and challenges for those responsible for creating and maintaining the infrastructure to support these increasingly dynamic environments.

Connected and efficient buildings leverage emerging technologies such as remote powering over twisted-pair cabling, granular data collection, and high-speed wired and wireless connectivity to provide an integrated, intelligent infrastructure to drive greater productivity and efficiency.

 

10 trends in Office Design

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Trends in office space size and configuration undoubtedly will affect office leasing and sales. What will the office of the future look like and how will it affect commercial real estate? To find out, the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute asked Steelcase, a manufacturer of office equipment, to predict into the year 2000 and beyond. The company foresees fewer, more-flexible offices and an increase in shared space, allowing more amenities to be added.