Survey says: This is my fave building

The Livable Buildings Awards have been bestowed on three commercial buildings. In a twist, occupants ranked their buildings, thus selecting the awards.

11/02/2007


The University of California, Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment has awarded the first Livable Buildings Awards. The awards educate building owners and operators on how to adjust existing buildings, help engineers construct energy efficient plans, and gauge the performance of green building design elements. The award focuses on resource efficiency, architectural design, and occupant satisfaction.


The buildings were among the top 10 performers in the Center for the Built Environment’s Web-based Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality Survey, which gathered information from more than 38,000 individuals in more than 320 non-residential buildings in North America. The survey collects the occupant’s ratings of indoor environmental quality features such as thermal comfort, air quality, lighting, and spatial layout of office furnishings.

The 2007 Livable Buildings Award winners include the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis, Md.; Global Ecology Research Center for the Carnegie Institution of Washington at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.; and the Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies at De Anza College, Cupertino, Calif. The seven-member jury of building industry leaders also selected two buildings for honorable mention, Donald Bren Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Flora Hewlett Foundation Building, Menlo Park, Calif.

For more information about the complete list of finalists and the occupant survey, click here





No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Hannover Messe 2016: Taking hold of the future - Partner Country status spotlights U.S. manufacturing; Honoring manufacturing excellence: The 2015 Product of the Year Winners
Inside IIoT: How technology, strategy can improve your operation; Dry media or web scrubber?; Six steps to design a PM program
World-class manufacturing: A recipe for success: Finding the right mix for a salad dressing line; 2015 Salary Survey: Manufacturing slump dims enthusiasm
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
Special report: U.S. natural gas; LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand; Understanding new methane regulations; Predictive maintenance for gas pipeline compressors
Warehouse winter comfort: The HTHV solution; Cooling with natural gas; Plastics industry booming
Managing automation upgrades, retrofits; Making technical, business sense; Ensuring network cyber security
Designing generator systems; Using online commissioning tools; Selective coordination best practices

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This article collection contains several articles on the vital role that compressed air plays in manufacturing plants.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
click me