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Working from home to have a lasting effect on social norms

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UK attitudes to returning to work

LinkedIn’s latest Workforce Confidence Index (WCI) has revealed that just under a quarter (24%) of UK workers will willingly return to work as soon as they are allowed to do so. When asked their biggest concerns about returning to their workplace, a

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Coronavirus looks set to have a lasting impact on office use, new figures from the Institute of Directors reveal.

In a survey of close to a thousand company directors conducted last month, nearly three quarters (74%) said they would be keeping increased home-working after coronavirus. Furthermore, more than half of those polled said their organisation intended to reduce their

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Build with wood

The Government has set ambitious plans to reach net zero in the UK by 2050. It’s clear that there is aspiration across the industry to meet these goals. Sustainable design is championed at industry awards and events, showcasing new environmentally-minded

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With working from home on the rise, PassivPod is the perfect garden office

According to a study by Virgin Media, the number of people working from home in the UK is set to reach 15.6 million by 2022. That’s a lot of laptops on the kitchen table and conference calls taken in the

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Reversing the damage: why ecotourism is the next big thing

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According to Deloitte, gross global travel industry bookings reached $1.6 trillion in 2017, making it one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world. Indeed, if we factor in indirect economic contributions, travel and tourism now accounts for

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What is biophilic design? And where’s the evidence?

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At PassivPod, we talk a lot about biophilic design and its benefits. But what exactly is biophilic design? And where’s all the evidence that it actually makes a difference? We break down the industry jargon and point out the science:

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Built to Learn: the case for biophilic design in classrooms

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There are many different variables that affect one’s ability to learn. Koru Architects’ new report breaks down how design affects learning outcomes, and how we can increase cognition through design. Everyone in the education sector has similar core goals: to

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13 reasons sustainable timber is the best construction material by Koru Architects

Timber has been a popular building material since time immemorial, but with recent shock and concern over global deforestation – 13 million hectares lost per year! – many people are questioning whether they should be using it. The quick answer

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