Office design update: In an interview with Barbara Carlyle of Pivot Interiors

24th February, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Office design update: In an interview with Barbara Carlyle of Pivot Interiors (The Registry SF) on the future of office design: Pivot’s clients… “understand that the workplace is a strategic financial investment, one that is paramount to attracting and retaining the best talent. Pivot is coaching our clients to think beyond “square foot per employee” formulas. […] Read More

A new study about workplace satisfaction …

5th November, 2012 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Done by UC Berkeley (where I received my BS and MBA, hooray!) found that washrooms top the list of common comment themes … other top issues: Cleaning, either incomplete, disruptive or insufficient; Temperature, too hot, too cold; Air Quality, dust lack, of fresh air, mold, odors; Carpet Walls and Furniture, dirtiness, need for better or […] Read More

What a cool idea!

30th September, 2011 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Researchers from the University of California San Diego have concluded that solar panels on your building’s roof not only provide clean power, they cool your workplace as well.  They determined that during the day the building’s ceiling was 5 degrees cooler under solar panels than under an exposed roof,  and at night the panels helped […] Read More

Did you know that for office space, Boston ferns are out, and lean-looking foliage is in …

10th May, 2010 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

according to one source cited in the April 2010 Buildings Magazine the top five most requested workplace plants are: 1. Dracaena Jade Jewel; 2. Spathiphyllum Viscount (Boston fern way easier to remember); 3. Dracaena Marginata Braid Open; 4. Bromeliads; 5. Dracaena Lemon Surprise … I think someone should come up with short, catchy nicknames for […] Read More