Net-zero energy DPR office becomes Austins first WELL-certified workplace

November 11, 2019 by  
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Construction management firm DPR Construction has recently moved into an impressive new workplace of its own making — a LEED Gold -certified facility located on the east side of Austin, Texas. Designed to follow sustainable principles, the net-zero energy office is fitted with energy-efficient fixtures, environmentally friendly materials and health-minded features that have also earned the project WELL Silver certification. The interiors of the new office — DPR’s regional team occupies the top floor of the mixed-use facility — were designed by IA Interior Architects . DPR’s Austin office is the fifth net-zero energy office completed by the company across the country and is seen as one of the firm’s “living labs” for sustainable design. In addition to a focus on energy efficiency, the building is notable for its promotion of healthy living. Natural lighting is emphasized while materials with volatile organic compounds are limited wherever possible. Circadian lighting design, ergonomic workspaces, a spotlight on healthy eating and activity incentive programs have helped the project achieve WELL Certification. Related: Sound-absorbing materials fold into a giant origami-like meeting pod The workspace design is also reflective of DPR’s four core values: integrity, enjoyment, uniqueness and ever-forward. As an extension of the company’s flat organizational structure, an open-office concept was created in place of private offices. Instead, employees can work from a variety of different work areas with adjustable-height workstations. Amenity spaces such as the bar/break room and the gaming corridor surround the office. “Multiple green walls with air plants and succulents, like the one in reception, enhance and in some cases provide privacy,” reads a project statement by IA Interior Architects. “Environmentally friendly and sustainable local materials, views to the outside, circadian lighting design and an increase in natural light provided by the added skylights are all factors contributing to the design’s sustainability story and DPR’s commitment to wellness in the workplace.” + IA Interior Architects Photography by Robin Hill via IA Interior Architects

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Unlock a New App Experience on Your Windows Devices

December 17, 2014 by  
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Brought to you by Windows Store Windows Store gives you access to tons of gaming, lifestyle, entertainment and social apps. With so many to choose from, you are sure to find some gems. Read the rest of Unlock a New App Experience on Your Windows Devices Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apps , gaming , microsoft , social apps , windows app store , windows store

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How Blue Shield, Sabre Holdings & SunPower Use Gaming for Good

August 26, 2011 by  
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Want to engage your employees or customers on sustainability? Companies are finding that gaming — and a little friendly competition — can be an effective means of getting people to tune in to your sustainability initiative.

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Are Chemical Companies Gaming the Carbon Credit System?

August 24, 2010 by  
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A controversy is brewing over whether some chemical companies are abusing a program that gives them carbon credit revenues for destroying a potent greenhouse gas created as a by-product in their operations.

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What’s the Impact of Getting the High Score?

April 8, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Good Video games have moved from the arcade into the living room and jumped into our palms and pockets.

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Best of Green: Business and Politics (Slideshow)

April 8, 2010 by  
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It may not have the visceral open road appeal of Cars & Transportation, the looking good while being green glow of Fashion & Beauty, the geeky tech goodness of Science & Technology, the slick style of Design & Architecture, but when it comes down to it Business & Politics is the backdrop on which the entire ongoing green drama is played. We can do all the changing of lightbulbs and installation of solar panels, wearing of organic clothing and eco-coiffing, bicycle riding and sustainable furniture sitting we like, but that type of personal action is only one part of the story. Without serious change at the…

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