Ideas

“The Earth laughs in flowers.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson     In the United States, an estimated 95% of food waste that could be composted ends up in landfills and incinerators, according to the EPA. As IKM looks to change our office habits to make a difference in our community and in our world, we are changing…

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  “Buildings are not commodities that can be replaced with the next hot product. They house the people that are most precious to us and the activities that are most critical to education, production, community, and health outcomes. Design for the highest performance over the long term.” – Vivian Loftness, Elsevier Interview   Last week,…

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“Light is the first element of design; without it there is no color, form, or texture.” – Thomas E. Farin   It’s no secret that well-executed lighting design is essential to creating more productive workplaces, fostering employee well being, and lifting the spirits of visitors when they walk through the doors. Gone are the days of…

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