Sustainable

Prioritizing Wellness in the Workplace

Sarah Sopelak, Interior Designer, NCIDQ, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C

It’s a known fact that full-time employees often exceed the standardized 40 hours of work time in the office. When faced with an ever-growing nationwide workload epidemic, it becomes pertinent to prioritize employee health and wellness in the workplace.

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LEED v4: Upgrading to the Latest Version

Beginning in June 2014, the MSCBA began requiring new school projects to adopt LEED version 4 (LEED v4) as one of two options for a mandatory green-school-certification program.

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Sustainability in Schools

With the diverse demands and complexity on K-12 projects, experience is a key component of successful project management. Experience is also a critical element to success in optimizing school designs for sustainability.

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Nurture Through Nature

SMMA K-12 Studio

Educators and designers are in constant search of the perfect learning environment, and outdoor learning spaces are the next educational frontier. Simply “getting back to nature” can be paramount to a child’s creativity, cognition, and overall health.

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