Tag Archives: productivity

Are you (and your buildings) prepared for real estate beyond the Digital Age?

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There’s no question that the technology revolution is here – and it’s transforming the world of commercial real estate. Join us for a live broadcast of Real Estate Beyond the Digital Age, the opening session of the 2016 Building Energy Summit, at 8:30am EDT on March 16, 2016, to learn more from senior executives at Marriott, Cisco, and JLL about their vision of the future of real estate. 

As new technologies change how your buildings operate and how your people work, everyone is talking about smart buildings. What’s all the hype about?

What is a smart building?

In a smart building, a centralized network integrates your Internet-enabled building systems so they can communicate, share data and operate more efficiently. This network forms the backbone of your smart building, and it’s where you’ll integrate your smart applications. The options for smart applications are practically endless – ranging from individual lighting and temperature controls, workspace management platforms, and access controls (among many others).… Read More

Are you ready to redefine the modern workplace experience?

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Interested in learning more about the workplace of the future? Join us for an upcoming webcast on Friday, February 26 at 12:30pm EST. To register for this free webcast, please click here.

In today’s workplace, technology is more important than ever before – and as the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly evolves, this trend will only continue to accelerate.

For building owners, occupiers and everyone in-between, there are numerous benefits to leveraging smart building technology – ranging from bigger and better data streams to insights surrounding space utilization to personalized control over the built environment.… Read More

A Breath of Fresh Air in the Workplace = $$$

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JLL’s Bob Best discusses the findings of a recent study linking indoor air quality with employee productivity. 

Does indoor air quality impact employee performance… and the bottom-line?

A recent study by Harvard University, The Syracuse Center for Excellence – Total Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory and SUNY Upstate Medical School provides a definitive and resounding “Yes!”

This meticulously well-designed… Read More

Green Buildings Perform Better… and So Do the Employees Who Work There

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Simone Concha, JLL’s Director of Sustainability – Australia, discusses the impact that sustainable buildings can have on employee performance.  

The fact that more efficient buildings cost less to operate and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions is now well-documented and widely-accepted. Changing out fluorescent lights to LEDs and re-commissioning HVAC systems has become a standard protocol in the facilities management profession. But the case for green buildings becomes even more compelling when reviewing… Read More

Employees, Go Home!

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Want to save money?  Send your employees home.

It’s cheaper.  And, they will be happier.

Deloitte Touche assumes an average seat cost of $12,000 per employee for traditional office space, while the cost is only $10,000 for a tele-working employee.

Gartner research notes that IBM slashed its annual real estate cost by $50 million through tele-working.  Sun Microsystems saves $68 million per year.

But, the… Read More