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When clients express vague goals like wanting their new building to be “green” or “healthy,” the team is often left with little idea of what they actually mean.
The stories and tools discussed here will help you:
engage the client to tease out more specific goals
provide educational materials to help clients make decisions
Social science research methods can generate innovative and sophisticated design solutions that respond to human needs and cultural values.
Clients, designers, and commissioning agents don’t always get what they need out of the OPR. Some teams are trying to change that.
Life-cycle assessments (LCAs) score products or design options across a series of environmental impact categories. To compare two products with different impact profiles, it becomes necessary to weight those categories, a difficult process.