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Integrating security systems and building management offers a multitude of benefits, but steps need to be taken before implementation.
This shift to working in virtual teams using a range of technologies is coupled with a decrease in the amount of time office workers expect to spend at their desks, on the phone, or in traditional meeting rooms.
This lifestyle community, which will be the largest LEED-certified research, demonstration, and teaching laboratory, is planned to be a 1.1 million square-foot, next generation complex of buildings outside of Dallas, TX.
Global research from Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions indicates a majority of Generation Y (18- to 25-year-olds) views the workplace as an extension of home life and expects mobile work environments, easy access to the office, and high tech amenities.
Across all regions surveyed, energy management is considered an important priority among commercial decision makers (92%). Notably, respondents from India (85%) and China (80%) were more likely to consider energy management very or extremely important as compared to those in Europe (55%) and North America (53%).
This Q&A with Derek Supple, program director for global energy and sustainability at Johnson Controls, answers targeted questions from TFM.
Under current executive authority, the Obama Administration has the ability to use over 30 existing federal programs worth $72 billion to enhance efficiency in commercial buildings and multifamily housing, with no new legislation.
A survey of more than 1,400 North American executives and managers responsible for making investments and managing energy in commercial buildings found that planned investment in energy efficiency is expected to rebound in 2010.
Building on an existing relationship, IBM and Johnson Controls are now providing a Smart Building Solution service that can improve operations and reduce energy and water consumption in buildings worldwide
Survey also finds that nearly four in five participants (78%) are less productive at work when they are too hot or too cold.