Employers, building owners, designers and developers throughout the world are showing that it pays to invest in greener offices that keep their occupants healthy and happy, a report from the World Green Building Council reveals.
Employees who work in certified green buildings have been found to have higher cognitive function scores, fewer sick building symptoms and higher sleep quality scores than those working in non-certified buildings, according to a new report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Saint-Gobain Group’s MULTI COMFORT program has a new online website that has been launched specifically to explain the four main dimensions of comfort promoted by Saint-Gobain and to showcase the 22 MULTI COMFORT projects already completed around the world. https://www.saint-gobain.com/en/feel-see-hear-and-breathe
In this short blog post, Pascal Eveillard, Director for Sustainable Construction at Saint-Gobain, explains why the company has reinvented its brand story and logo to state more clearly its ambition to bring wellbeing to people around the world
"Almost every aspect of the new headquarters, situated on a gently rolling 65-acre suburban property, has been designed for sustainability and employee comfort. 17,000-sq-ft of electronically tintable SageGlass, a Saint-Gobain product, is installed on the building’s west and south sides. The product’s high-tech nature means that SageGlass can reflect three different zones of tinting within one pane of glass; this maximizes daylight and gives employees unobstructed views of the natural environment, which boosts productivity and workplace satisfaction."
A quelques jours de la signature officielle de l'Accord de Paris à New York, l'Institut Montaigne s'interrogeait sur l'après COP21 côté entreprises. Et les témoignages des dirigeants de Saint-Gobain, Solvay, …
For several years now, green certifications in Romanian real estate project development moved from the blurry area of "nice-to-have" to the clearer area of "must-have". This is mostly because having a green-certified building on the market makes a strong differentiator in terms of landing business. By Magda Purice
With the EPD registrations made in January, Saint-Gobain has now become the company group with the most Environmental Product Declarations published in the International EPD® System. The companies in the group manufactures and distributes building and high-performance materials.
As work continues on the first Multi-Comfort school, Stacey Temprell, residential sector director at Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, discusses how acoustic quality can contribute to user comfort, as well as the importance of taking a holistic approach to building design.
PHILADELPHIA, PA--In the largest installation to date of glass that dynamically controls sunlight to help with heating and cooling of large office buildings, SageGlass will be installed in the landmark 3.0 University Place project in Philadelphia, the world s first commercial office building pre-certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) V4 Platinum by the US Green Building Council.
COP 21 is coming soon, and those who care about safeguarding future generations are advocating for a dramatic reduction in carbon emissions to limit global warming and its potentially disastrous consequences.
Employees working in certified 'green' buildings are likely to have better cognitive abilities, fewer 'sick building' symptoms and higher sleep quality scores than those working in non-certified buildings, according to a new study conducted in the US. - edie news centre
USGBC invites you to take a look at Saint-Gobain’s sleek new $80 million LEED Platinum North American headquarters, which was designed from the ground up to center on an open architectural plan, where the 800-plus employees have a constant view of the outdoors. The new headquarters—with core, shell and lobby designed by the architectural firm Bernardon and interior by Jacobs—contains more than 40 building products from the portfolio of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company.
"Partout dans le monde, les méthodes de construction ont engagé une mutation accélérée vers davantage d’innovation et d’efficacité, qu’il s’agisse de la conception des bâtiments, des solutions constructives mises en œuvre, ou de la distribution et de la pose des matériaux de construction. Le résultat de cette discrète révolution industrielle est que le degré de confort des bâtiments construits et rénovés augmente rapidement, dans le secteur résidentiel comme dans le secteur non résidentiel. Ce phénomène concerne à la fois les économies avancées et les économies émergentes. Il devrait contribuer de manière importante à répondre à certains grands enjeux du XXIe siècle tels que le vieillissement de la population, l’accélération de l’urbanisation dans les économies émergentes, ou le développement d’une économie plus sobre en ressources. Une des dimensions de cette révolution est l’efficacité énergétique des bâtiments. Les solutions d’isolation, en particulier, connaissent une vague d’innovation sans précédent." François Michel / Président, Ecophon (Groupe Saint-Gobain)
Health, wellbeing and productivity in retail: The impact of green buildings on people and profit
This report is an output of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People campaign. It is the result of a task group process that has been led by the UK Green Building Council, drawing on leadership from member companies in the UK and on international leadership from a global retail group. The input and support of several other Green Building Councils has also been invaluable.
Dans le cadre de l'Agenda des Solutions mis en place conjointement par la présidence française et l'ex-présidence péruvienne de la Ccnucc, une nouvelle alliance mondiale a vu le jour jeudi 3 décembre à la COP 21. Dix-huit pays et plus de 60 organisations se sont engagés à intensifier la construction de bâtiments bas-carbone.
Saint-Gobain in Scotland, alongside an alliance of other civic organisations, is calling on the Scottish government to ensure that no one in Scotland will be living in hard-to-heat, draughty, homes by 2025.
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