Blog - Sustainability

Creating Healthier Environments for Teaching and Learning

This presentation from the 2015 CEFPI Annual Conference provides an introduction to the WELL Building Standard, and focuses on wellness and key WELL metrics that are linked to neurological & cognitive benefits and are not typically part of design & operational discussions.

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Regenerating Hardman Hall to create the new NMSU Undergraduate Learning Center

The demolition of Jacobs Hall, the renovation and upgrades to Hardman Hall, and the enveloping of the site with the new NMSU Undergraduate Learning Center make the best use of space, money, time, and other resources to deliver an exciting facility for the next generation of students.

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Tomorrow's Workplace - An Emphasis on Health and Wellbeing

People spend 90% of their time indoors. The WELL Building Standard provides a standard for building performance and operation to ensure that this time spent indoors is helping, not hurting. Read the article originally published in TREND Report, southern Arizona's source for in-depth insight and analysis of commercial real estate.

Author: Hannah Feil Greenhood, AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP
Type: PDF

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Urban Revival: Reimagining the Office Building

"Tomorrow's Workplace" repurposes existing office inventory using design concepts that are more affordable and more sustainable than building ground-up. Read the full article published in TREND Report, southern Arizona's source for in-depth insight and analysis of commercial real estate.

Author: Andrea Hanson, AIA, CID
Type: PDF

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Calculating the Environmental Impact of a Building

In D/P/S's "Office of the Future" concept, we propose repositioning existing office buildings. One of the many benefits of reusing what we already have rather than investing in new ground-up buildings is that it greatly reduces our environmental impact and has huge energy savings.

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Park & Recreation Design

Great communities have great parks and recreation facilities. D/P/S has been designing parks and recreation facilities for over 50 years.

Author: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Type: PDF (10 MB)

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When It's Hot Outside, All You Need is a Big Fan

D/P/S took a tour of BAS industrial size fans that have the simple goal of regulating comfort and lowering cooling costs in large spaces. We've installed BAS Fans in projects before, and we wanted to take a closer look at the product and the company.

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Office Design for a Better Workplace

There's a lot of buzz about the office of the future and the latest trends in office design. With the baby boomers reaching retirement age and millennials becoming the largest generation in the workforce, we're left with a lot of questions about how the workplace will change. In response, we've compiled our latest insights regarding workplace design and how to plan for longevity and sustainability when markets are ever-changing.

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Tomorrow's Workplace Infographic

No more “out with the old, in with the new.” Tomorrow’s lasting workplace isn’t going to be about fading trends. It’s going to be rooted in the things that are important to all people.

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Native and Drought-Tolerant Plants for Southwestern Landscapes

Plant cards with information about native and drought-tolerant plants appropriate for southwestern landscapes. Plant cards include images, facts, and growing tips.

Author: D/P/S Landscape Architects & Designers
Type: PDF

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