TAES (Towards An Excellent Service) “is a free diagnostic tool that allows an organization to define for itself how it is performing against a model of best [park] management practice.
US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED points can be awarded for the creation of “healthful, comfortable, and productive workplaces,” i.e., those that are ergonomically strong.
Scientists have developed a pioneering tool that can be used to predict and determine the intensity of light pollution.
In a meaty booklet sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers, Jack Nasar discusses creating an environment that is high on visual quality.
The Housing Market Renewal (HMR) Program has been operating in the United Kingdom since 2003.
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has prepared a comprehensive tool that can be used to assess the quality of the design of homes and neighborhoods.
Keinonen and his colleagues have developed a design process model that is effective at “optimizing the efficiency of user studies . . . focusing on project specific relevant information . . . ensuring the profound creativity of collaboration.”
Researchers at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada have developed a new, streamlined way to simulate the complex ways that daylight influences light levels in rooms with “dissimilar dynamic complex fenestration systems (such as windows with movable shadings) whose optical behavior (transmission, reflection and scattering) may change during simulation.”
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has comprehensively reviewed the features of childcare centers that optimize physiological and psychological experiences for children under 5 and their caregivers.
Canada’s National Research Council Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC) has developed a suite of space design software tools that are available free or for a nominal fee at their website (archived: https://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/achievements/highlights/2007/daylight_autonomy_distribution.html).