November 2, 2009
The Baltimore Convention Center was the location for NeoCon East—the design exposition and conference for the Mid-Atlantic design community—October 28 and 29. It’s where Herman Miller showcased an array of recently introduced products designed to promote both energy efficiency and flexibility.
Better World, Design, Technology
October 30, 2009
Note: This is the second in a series. To read the first post, see “Getting Buildings and People In Sync.”
The nutshell idea for Programmable Environments (PE) is to use technology to fill new or existing buildings with intelligence. The building becomes a digital network so that permanent fixtures become adaptable. You can make them do exactly what you need them to do at any moment, change them instantly, and gather real time information about how they are used.
And it’s easy. Here’s the story:
September 30, 2009
All over the country, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 is at work. But construction signs on our roadways are just one visible example. There are lots of other ways we can reap the benefits.