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Archive for June 2017

Another Google expansion!

Google just announced its plans to build a new downtown San Jose office campus of between 6 and 8 million square feet. WOW! Google officially stated bringing anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 employees to this campus, but at a “tech” ratio of 6/1000 density, this project could accommodate as many as 48,000 employees. Think of…

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Using workplace design and amenities skillfully

Using workplace design and amenities to attract and retain employee talent and greatly reduce turnover. “Engaged employees can boost a company’s bottom line by up to 20 percent”. “Disengaged employees experience 30 to 50 percent more turnover”. “The workplace can engage employees by acting as a communication tool that aids in celebrating individual or team…

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shortfall of homes for Californians

During the past decade California has built an average of 80,000 homes annually, but to keep pace with demand, it should have built 180,000 homes per year. This represents a shortfall of over 1,000,000 homes, and part of the reason is the average price of a home in California is $440,000. It is worse in…

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Many law firms have reduced their footprint

Many law firms across the country have reduced their footprint by 15 to 20 percent, especially in pricey office markets. Firms devote around 7 percent of their revenue to rent … as a result, some attorneys have been kissing their corner offices goodbye, moving into smaller individual office spaces, bunking up with other attorneys or…

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Hybrid Wind-Solar Units

Hybrid wind-solar allows turbines and panels to share a converter, which transforms electrical direct-current voltage for use on the grid. The solar farm will produce peak energy in summer when it’s needed while the wind turbines will perform the same duty in winter … “GE is working on adding a storage product to add to…

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