Comfort & Productivity

Chartwell School puts students first with an emphasis on natural daylighting and other passive comfort strategies.
Photo: Michael David Rose

The days of the windowless box are over!

Why? Because investing in the humans who live, work, play, and heal in our buildings is one of the most cost-effective green design strategies there is. It’s also just common sense: buildings aren’t here for their own sake; they’re here for us.

These resources look at rigorous scientific data on the value of comfort. They also present strategies for focusing on the human element of design and construction—without ever forgetting the importance of conserving water and energy.

Comfort & Productivity

Deep Dives

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Quick Takes

Jump straight to the essentials with these short explanations of green building concepts.

Product Guidance

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In The News

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