Office staff have declared that natural light is the most sought after quality in an office environment according to research presented at a Vietnam Green Buildings Council seminar held in HCMC yesterday (19 December, 2018).
The seminar titled, Living Walls & Biophilic Design Principles, examined ways of raising productivity of staff in the work environment by making their work spaces healthier and more beautiful.
Top 5 qualities in work environment
The company, Interface, presented research which identified the Top 5 most sought after qualities in the work environment which are listed below:
Natural light (44 per cent)
Indoor plants (20 per cent)
Quiet working space (19 per cent)
View of the sea (17 per cent)
Bright colours (15 per cent)
Role of composites in green buildings
Composites have an important role to play in the construction of green buildings - especially when compared with the traditional building materials of concrete, steel, wood, and masonry.
Light weight - reduces transportation costs and greenhouse gas emissions. It also reduces costs for the building foundation and structure as the composites weigh less than the traditional materials.
Corrosion resistant - requires less maintenance and enjoys a longer life as the negative effects of water, salt and UV are eliminated.
Durable - longer life.
Insulative qualities - For temperature and reduces noise
High strength - Depending upon requirements, composite products can be stronger than steel and can support loads in any and multiple directions. This attribute gives the architect "freedom of design" to design something spectacular (also see building facades).
To ensure safety at all times, fire retardants are used during the process.
Triac Composites manufactures building facade for Wedding Event Convention Hall, 30 October 2018, Triac Composites' website
Advanced composite materials are playing a major role in the building industry, Girum Urgessa, PhD, PE, Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, George Mason University, 23 January, 2018.