Posts Tagged ‘therm0mg’

A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity: Virus-Proofing the New Office – The New York Times

June 24, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/22/business/virus-office-workplace-return.html

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Now, companies are quickly trying to reverse that trend in a low-cost and flexible way. They want to remove chairs and desks and install screens or other dividers between remaining desks, said Allan Smith, a vice president for global marketing for Steelcase.

But companies are seeking to replace the sofas upholstered in soft, luxurious fabrics with something more durable. “One of our biggest requests for those spaces are durable, super-fast color fabrics that they can, essentially, pour straight bleach on every single night,” Mr. Smith of Steelcase said. “They’re also looking to add white boards and technology to these spaces.”
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Keeping Germs at the Front Door – WSJ

May 26, 2020

useful in terms of new home building trends
https://www.wsj.com/articles/keeping-germs-at-the-front-door-11589475644

M.L.B.’s Efforts to Return to the Field Could Take the Game Back to 1994 – The New York Times

May 17, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/sports/baseball/mlb-rob-manfred-blake-snell.html

Open science takes on the coronavirus pandemic

May 2, 2020

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01246-3

“Open hardware” via 3D printing + readily available plastic materials => instant #PPE for #COVID19

A radiative cooling structural material | Science

April 19, 2020

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A stronger, cooler wood

One good way to reduce the amount of cooling a building needs is to make sure it reflects away infrared radiation. Passive radiative cooling materials are engineered to do this extremely well. Li et al. engineered a wood through delignification and re-pressing to create a mechanically strong material that also cools passively. They modeled the cooling savings of their wood for 16 different U.S. cities, which suggested savings between 20 and 50%. Cooling wood would be of particular value in hot and dry climates.
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interesting material for anti-insulation

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/364/6442/760.full
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/364/6442/760.editor-summary

A path for the US building products industry | McKinsey

April 18, 2020

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“Consumers, especially young ones, are likely to peg their purchasing behavior to environmental concerns; 70 percent of millennials surveyed said that they take companies’ stewardship of the environment into consideration when making purchasing decisions. Companies in diverse industries have responded by increasing their green offerings, in part because consumers are often willing to pay a premium for green products and services.”
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https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/private-equity-and-principal-investors/our-insights/strategy-in-the-face-of-disruption-a-way-forward-for-the-north-american-building-products-industry

The Coronavirus Economic Reopening Will Be Fragile, Partial and Slow – WSJ

April 17, 2020

Lots of thoughts on a PPE oriented future – with masks & plastic dividers

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Some firms may bring office workers back in alternating groups to allow for social distancing in open-plan offices. Restaurant chains may operate at half capacity, installing plexiglass shields between booths, while stores may do away with tester cosmetics and sanitize items after customers try them on.

Employees sit behind protective screens at a Hyundai Card cafeteria in Seoul. …
Cushman’s Amsterdam office is testing a workplace setup designed for social distancing. In the “Six-Feet Office,” transparent shields divide desks, markers direct foot traffic and disposable desk pads catch germs and can be discarded when a worker leaves for the day. “In the next four to six to eight weeks as people begin going back to work, companies aren’t going to have the time or the ability to remodel offices,” Mr. White said.

Cushman & Wakefield offices in Amsterdam dispay a new design concept called ‘Six-Feet Office.’
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-coronavirus-economic-reopening-will-be-fragile-partial-and-slow-11586800447

Anti microbial key

April 16, 2020

useful?

https://www.getkeysmart.com/products/cleankey

How This Startup Is Using Bacteria to Grow Bricks From Scratch | Inc.com

April 12, 2020

https://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/best-industries-2016-sustainable-building-materials.html

bio-mason

New York Pleads for Factory Owners to Switch Up and Make Coronavirus Gear | CoStar

April 5, 2020

https://www.costar.com/article/2137057160/new-york-pleas-for-factories-to-switch-up-and-make-coronavirus-gear