Featured in this issue; SmartGlass @ Moor House London, the importance of bright open spaces in workplace design, a recent study investigating the effects of green building on worker productivity and the latest guest reviews from travel review website TripAdvisor.
SmartGlass @ Moor House, London City
Designed by Sir Norman Foster & completed in 2004, Moor House is one of the largest buildings in central London, standing 84 metres tall and with 29,000 square metres of floorspace.
LC SmartGlass was installed within Moor House at Pictet Bank to section off meeting rooms and create subdivisions of office space. Instant privacy is available on demand when meetings are taking place without compromising the levels of light entering the space to maintain a bright spacious interior within.
Most people working in offices today are using their sense of site for 95% of their workload. Reading, typing, filing, computer related tasks, proofing, and even reading others’ facial expressions require our eyes to constantly be working.
For this reason, correct office lighting is directly related to the efficiency of the office. Switchable LC SmartGlass is the ideal solution for creating a bright open space as it not only lets more light into the area but also gives the impression of increased space throughout the entire room.
Productivity in Sustainable Buildings
“Employee Productivity in a Sustainable Building”, a study commissioned in Australia by Sustainability Victoria and the Kador Group, analyzed employee productivity at Kadors 500 Collins Street before and after the building underwent substantial green retrofits and earned a 5 Green Star Rating for Office Design.
•39% fewer sick days per month
•9% improvement in secretaries’ typing speed and significant gains in typing accuracy
•7% increase in billable hours despite 12% decline in average monthly hours worked
Latest TripAdvisor Reviews
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Here is what some guests at the Kempinski Grand Hotel in Bahrain had to say about SmartGlass bathroom walls…
Best Hotel in Bahrain
“The hotel was very clean and our room was great. The wall separating the bathroom and the main room was glass. There was a switch in the bathroom that changed the glass from clear to opaque.”
5 Star Hotel in Bahrain
“Rooms are spacious and modern, and offers all the required features for a business man or for leisure. My favourite thing is the bathroom wall that can either be as transparent as glass or as opaque as milk with the snap of a button”
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