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Interior Innovations Boost Performance – and Health

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Recent trends in custom product development and application impact performance in building interiors. The term “high-performance” hit the architecture and interior design professions a few years ago, and now it is somehow assumed that every new building or interior environment is designed to perform. That may be increasingly the case in all but the cost-conscious, bottom dollar market segments, such as the developer-led retail and multifamily typologies. Innovations have shown that incremental and sometimes sudden, game-changing advances are influencing how architects and interior designers even define and measure performance.
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Recent trends in custom product development and application impact performance in building interiors. The term “high-performance” hit the architecture and interior design professions a few years ago, and now it is somehow assumed that every new building or interior environment is designed to perform. That may be increasingly the case in all but the cost-conscious, bottom dollar market segments, such as the developer-led retail and multifamily typologies. Innovations have shown that incremental and sometimes sudden, game-changing advances are influencing how architects and interior designers even define and measure performance.

Examples of these advances illustrate that they’re rooted in research – in the social sciences, in global environmental studies, and in building technology R&D – driven by practitioners as well as experts from academia to industry. Novel concepts for mechanical systems, for example, have improved the ways that interiors can reduce energy use and conserve water while also making for more healthful, hygienic and user-friendly indoor environments. New material finish and fabric formulations deliver benefits in resilience and antimicrobial properties, with ever-increasing opportunities for customization. Workstations, partitions and raised floors are ever more adaptable, mobile and reconfigurable.

Objectives

  1. Explain how interior finishes and systems affect both indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and potential human performance and productivity
  2. Discuss how water use, energy use and human health are interrelated and affected by interior product and system choice.
  3. Describe three or more building materials and product solutions that improve building occupant productivity
  4. List recent trends in custom product development and application that impactperformance in building interiors
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McGraw Hill Construction
Washington, DC
United States

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