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Officials in Britain’s tax system had a problem: Lots of citizens weren’t paying on time. For years Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs had sent letters to the late payers, using traditional threats of interest charges, late fees, and legal action to try to get people to mail in their checks. Some …

More Americans die from car pollution than car accidents

Some day our descendants will marvel that we ever lived in cities filled with emissions direct from the tailpipes of cars. A new study from MIT suggests that in the US, 53,000 people a year die prematurely because of automobile pollution, compared to 34,000 people a year who die in traffic …

Employees Perform Better When They Can Control Their Space

If you want to build a culture of high performance, start by taking a look at your office environment. It matters more than you may realize.<p>As co-CEO of the design and architectural firm Gensler, I’ve spent my career designing workplaces and studying the link between design and business …

Desolation of smog: Tackling China's air quality crisis

<b>Officials in China say they are confident green technology will help overcome the country's notoriously polluted air.</b><p>Apocalyptic scenes of dense smog have recently forced major cities including Shanghai and Harbin to virtually shut down.<p>The capital Beijing is among urban areas where pollution …

Sustainability must join health and safety as a core business value

Fifty years ago, a phrase such as "safety begins with you" would have drawn many blank looks in any workplace. Though no official records were kept at the time, the US Department of Labor estimates that in 1970, around 14,000 workers were killed on the job. Getting hurt – or worse – at work was …

Sustainability

Graphic: Are you in an unhealthy office relationship? - Washington Post

<b>← Slide to compare offices →</b><p>Air Quality<p>Leaving you gasping<p>“Sick building syndrome” is largely a relic of the 1970s and ’80s, when buildings were sealed for energy efficiency without proper filtration and ventilation. Even now, paint, carpet, furniture, pesticides and cleaning products can emit …

Your Office Is Green, but Does It Make You Productive?

CHICAGO, IL, Jul 30, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Does a green workplace make employees more productive, as environmental sustainability experts …

Do sustainable buildings really cost more?

How much extra does it cost to fit out your office with all the latest green technologies?<p>Environmentally friendly insulation, low-flush toilets and …

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