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Building Occupant Surveys – Maximizing Their Effectiveness

Marcel Harmon , October 12th, 2015


Formulating surveys for building occupants as part of post occupancy evaluation (POE), master planning process, retrocommissioning effort, etc., is always a balancing act. You want to ask enough…


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Building Occupant Surveys – Maximizing Their Effectiveness

Marcel Harmon , October 12th, 2015


Formulating surveys for building occupants as part of post occupancy evaluation (POE), master planning process, retrocommissioning effort, etc., is always a balancing act. You want to ask enough…


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Building Occupant Surveys – Maximizing Their Effectiveness

Marcel Harmon , October 12th, 2015


Formulating surveys for building occupants as part of post occupancy evaluation (POE), master planning process, retrocommissioning effort, etc., is always a balancing act. You want to ask enough…


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Post-Occupancy Evaluations Ensure Buildings are Performing WELL

Marcel Harmon , September 28th, 2015


Comprehensive Post Occupancy Evaluations (POEs) that focus on the occupant as well as the building and operations are critical for ensuring the success of buildings from an owner’s,…


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Post-Occupancy Evaluations Ensure Buildings are Performing WELL

Marcel Harmon , September 28th, 2015


Comprehensive Post Occupancy Evaluations (POEs) that focus on the occupant as well as the building and operations are critical for ensuring the success of buildings from an owner’s,…


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Post-Occupancy Evaluations Ensure Buildings are Performing WELL

Marcel Harmon , September 28th, 2015


Comprehensive Post Occupancy Evaluations (POEs) that focus on the occupant as well as the building and operations are critical for ensuring the success of buildings from an owner’s,…


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Community Vitality and Sustainability Depend in Part on Its Equitable Walkability

Marcel Harmon , August 22nd, 2015


As I read the article linked to below, as I noticed it weaving in a thread of the American myth of the individual coupled with the image of freedom, adventure…


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Community Vitality and Sustainability Depend in Part on Its Equitable Walkability

Marcel Harmon , August 22nd, 2015


As I read the article linked to below, as I noticed it weaving in a thread of the American myth of the individual coupled with the image of freedom, adventure…


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Community Vitality and Sustainability Depend in Part on Its Equitable Walkability

Marcel Harmon , August 22nd, 2015


As I read the article linked to below, as I noticed it weaving in a thread of the American myth of the individual coupled with the image of freedom, adventure…


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The Built Environment’s Social Costs, Part 3: Managing Common Pool Resources and the City Energy Project

Marcel Harmon , November 2nd, 2014


Part 1 of this series focused on how a more deliberate quantification of productivity and health impacts, as well as the larger social costs associated with the built environment,…


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The Built Environment’s Social Costs, Part 3: Managing Common Pool Resources and the City Energy Project

Marcel Harmon , November 2nd, 2014


Part 1 of this series focused on how a more deliberate quantification of productivity and health impacts, as well as the larger social costs associated with the built environment,…


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The Built Environment’s Social Costs, Part 3: Managing Common Pool Resources and the City Energy Project

Marcel Harmon , November 2nd, 2014


Part 1 of this series focused on how a more deliberate quantification of productivity and health impacts, as well as the larger social costs associated with the built environment,…


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The Built Environment’s Social Costs, Part 2: The “Shortsightedness” of Homo Sapiens

Marcel Harmon , July 15th, 2014


Part 1 of this series focused on how a more deliberate quantification of productivity and health impacts, as well as the larger social costs associated with the built…


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The Built Environment’s Social Costs, Part 2: The “Shortsightedness” of Homo Sapiens

Marcel Harmon , July 15th, 2014


Part 1 of this series focused on how a more deliberate quantification of productivity and health impacts, as well as the larger social costs associated with the built…


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The Built Environment’s Social Costs, Part 2: The “Shortsightedness” of Homo Sapiens

Marcel Harmon , July 15th, 2014


Part 1 of this series focused on how a more deliberate quantification of productivity and health impacts, as well as the larger social costs associated with the built…


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The Built Environment’s Social Costs, Part 1: Quantifying Productivity, Health and Larger Societal Costs

Marcel Harmon , July 3rd, 2014


As designers, we have a responsibility to investigate and present the social costs and benefits of our designs to all key stakeholders. Whether its building safe routes to…


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The Built Environment’s Social Costs, Part 1: Quantifying Productivity, Health and Larger Societal Costs

Marcel Harmon , July 3rd, 2014


As designers, we have a responsibility to investigate and present the social costs and benefits of our designs to all key stakeholders. Whether its building safe routes to…


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The Built Environment’s Social Costs, Part 1: Quantifying Productivity, Health and Larger Societal Costs

Marcel Harmon , July 3rd, 2014


As designers, we have a responsibility to investigate and present the social costs and benefits of our designs to all key stakeholders. Whether its building safe routes to…


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Vacancy Sensors and Peer Pressure – Using Both to Reduce Energy Consumption

Marcel Harmon , June 3rd, 2014


A good deal of research and case studies have demonstrated that vacancy sensors/settings (manual ON/auto OFF) save more energy than occupancy sensors/settings (auto ON/auto OFF). Some of the…


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Vacancy Sensors and Peer Pressure – Using Both to Reduce Energy Consumption

Marcel Harmon , June 3rd, 2014


A good deal of research and case studies have demonstrated that vacancy sensors/settings (manual ON/auto OFF) save more energy than occupancy sensors/settings (auto ON/auto OFF). Some of the…


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Vacancy Sensors and Peer Pressure – Using Both to Reduce Energy Consumption

Marcel Harmon , June 3rd, 2014


A good deal of research and case studies have demonstrated that vacancy sensors/settings (manual ON/auto OFF) save more energy than occupancy sensors/settings (auto ON/auto OFF). Some of the…


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The Unrealized Opportunity of Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Marcel Harmon , May 21st, 2014


The Union of Concerned Scientists recently released a report on the dangers that climate change pose to our cultural resources. The report is summarized here – History Under Water: Clim…


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The Unrealized Opportunity of Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Marcel Harmon , May 21st, 2014


The Union of Concerned Scientists recently released a report on the dangers that climate change pose to our cultural resources. The report is summarized here – History Under Water: Clim…


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The Unrealized Opportunity of Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Marcel Harmon , May 21st, 2014


The Union of Concerned Scientists recently released a report on the dangers that climate change pose to our cultural resources. The report is summarized here – History Under Water: Clim…


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