09 Aug '11, 11am

Climate Corps 2011: Using Efficiency to Engage and Attract Employees

Climate Corps 2011: Using Efficiency to Engage and Attract Employees

Facebook is on the move ... literally. In relocating its headquarters campus, the company recently redesigned and retrofitted the former Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park, Calif. , to LEED Gold standard while also integrating attributes of its own culture into the retrofit. New open office spaces reflect Facebook's ways: flexible, comfortable and social. The company greatly values its employees' comfort in and preferences for their work spaces. It sees its built environment as a prominent contributor to their productivity. When I was charged with developing Facebook's integrated energy management program earlier this summer, it quickly became apparent that this task was inherently about improving indoor environmental comfort. I knew this was a unique opportunity, as I would be able to present energy efficiency as a means to improve the building occupants' efficiency. U...

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