Content Spotlight: How to create healthier, cleaner, more productive workspaces

Explore this content collection from Mohawk Group offering detailed case studies on floor installation, white papers on environmental stewardship best practices, and more.

Case Studies

Case Study: Lehigh Senior High School
While working on its renovation project, client Lehigh Senior High School wanted a flooring option that would perform for years to come in one of its highest traffic areas – the cafeteria. In addition to the performance aspect, Lehigh Senior High School needed a solution that was easy to install, even over subfloor imperfections, budget-friendly and met its lead time to complete the project. The school also needed a flooring solution that could offer attractive styling that would complement its brand.

Case Study: Kennesaw State University English Department
Radhika Dharanipalan, project manager of design and construction at Kennesaw State University (KSU), recently oversaw renovations and additions to the campus’ English department. The existing building got a facelift with all new finishes, including flooring, and several much-needed spaces were added, such as a new lecture hall and classrooms, new student lounges, and flexible faculty spaces.

Case Study: University of North Carolina William & Ida Friday Center
The William & Ida Friday Conference Center at the University of North Carolina recently received accreditation and membership from the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). In order to meet IACC’s stringent guidelines and become a part of the organization, Conference Center Director Debra Watkins began renovating the Friday Center in 2012. The updates to the building included new fl ooring in the dining and service areas, as well as the main corridors of the building.

Governors State University Case Study
The Hall of Governors, which is the main meeting or gathering area on the campus of Governor’s State University, had become extremely outdated compared to other recently renovated areas on the campus. One of the areas that had been renovated was the cafeteria which is located next to the Hall of Governors. In comparison, this really showcased the need to upgrade the Hall of Governors.

Videos

A New Approach to Maintaining Clean Spaces Featuring Dr. Debra Harris
With student and staff well-being more top-of-mind than ever, an award winning researcher and evidence-based design expert, Dr. Debra Harris of RAD Consultants discuss new requirements, applicable techniques, and other considerations in maintaining clean spaces.

The Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy
Reasons and benefits of using solar energy to meet organizational sustainability goals and have a lasting, positive impact on the environments.

White Papers

Handprints Over Footprints, Combining Social Impact with Environmental Stewardship to Create Net-Positive Enterprise
-Define what a handprint is and why handprints are important? Learn how individuals and corporations can create handprints and explore applications and results of hand printing.

Comfort White Paper
Comfort, or being comfortable, is defined as a sense of physical or psychological ease. Comfort is highly subjective. In other words, comfort is highly personal and specific to the individual. An expanded definition of comfort includes thermal comfort, physical safety, acoustic comfort, and freedom from physical pain.

Acoustics Performance White paper
Today, many companies have moved to an open-office design intended to increase teamwork, communication, and productivity. However, studies show that interactive, collaborative spaces augment noise in the workplace; and prolonged exposure to noise may have serious physiological effects on occupant stress levels, productivity, and mood.

Creating Better Indoor Air Quality White Paper
In the indoor environment, indoor air quality (IAQ) affects occupants and their ability to perform; and creates positive or negative impressions of customers, clients, and other visitors to a building. When the IAQ is good, buildings are great places to work, to learn, and to heal.2 When it is not, satisfaction with the indoor environment and productivity decrease; and health concerns increase. Poor IAQ hinders comfort, attention span and productivity. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that poor IAQ costs employers $15 billion annually due to worker inefficiency and days off for illness.

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