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Get an [Outdoor] Life

Mounting scientific evidence suggests that unplugging from our electronic screens and plugging-in to nature may prove key to maintaining creativity, productivity and vitality—even sanity. In fact, an anecdotal study published in the Journal of Environment and Behavior, researchers found that immersion in natural settings correlated with enhanced cognitive performance—but only when subjects were free of screens and smart devices. Perhaps, it’s a matter of concentration/distraction, but it’s safe to say giving humans the benefit of nature is a good thing, even if it is just allowing easy access to the outdoors. Micro-events in biophilia, just a five-minute stroll, or a

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Lightweight Substrate Substitute Saves Time and Money

Hemmed in by a combination of barriers including the city’s set-back zoning requirements along the Chicago River, and a bustling, seven-line Amtrak right of way spanning more than 140-ft., the developable parcel offered only a small sliver of land just 55-ft. wide upon which to build. “Meeting the challenge of building a cost-effective high-rise on this site came down to delivering the required floorplate area with a 45-ft. lease span supported by four-story trusses on either side of the 39-ft.-wide core,” says Erik Harris, Associate Principal with Goettsch Partners.

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YETI's HQ Stays True to Progressive Mission

Located in Austin, Texas, YETI stays true to the company’s mission, using a variety of sustainable building materials in its construction. Fast-growing outdoor brand YETI Coolers recently opened the doors of its brand-new global headquarters in Austin, a showcase of sustainable building materials and finishes. The 175,000-sq.-ft. complex comprises two 87,500-sq.-ft. buildings, designed by Gensler and landscape architects TBG Partners, includes amenities in line with the company’s outdoor lifestyle brand such as cornhole sets, hammocks and barbecue pits. Inspired by YETI’s mission, the design team crafted a workplace as earthy and authentic as the brand itself. The campus fe

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Green Genie

Ever wish for an efficient irrigation system? The IrriGreen Genius Irrigation System uses patented software to deliver information to its programmable Genius Sprinkler Heads. They digitally control water pressure, direction and distance of the water sprays, and the rotational speed of the heads. Utilizing mapping points set by installers with the IrriGreen Mobile App, the system modifies the sprays up to 437 times per rotation so the watering patterns conform to the exact shape of the area—which means there is no wasted water from spraying past the lawn onto sidewalks. 

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