The Distributed Workplace
Sustainable Work Environments
Edited by Andrew Harrison, Paul Wheeler, Carolyn Whitehead
Routledge – 2003 – 192 pages
The Distributed Workplace provides in one volume essential information on sustainable work environments which will be invaluable to those developing workplace strategies for end-user organizations as well as suppliers of office buildings, information and communications technologies and building operation services. Municipal authorities and other organizations concerned with sustainable development and sustainable workplaces will also benefit from this book.
'For those who want to know more about what the new workplace is and how to develop it [this book] can be of help … with its detailed discussion and copious illustration of its various themes.' - Edward Robbins, The Architectural Review
Introduction 1. The Evolution of the Workplace 2. Workplace Evaluation 3. Space Environment Models 4. Creating a Methodology 5. Implementation Strategy 6. Costing Strategies 7. Design and the Distributed Workplace
Andrew Harrison leads DEGW's world-wide research and methods activities, carrying out a range of multi and single client research projects. Previous projects have included intelligent buildings research projects in Europe, South East Asia and Latin America. Andrew was the Director responsible for Sustainable Accommodation in the New Economy (SANE).
Paul Wheeler works with DEGW combining research with consulting on the changing nature of work, new enabling technologies and their impacts on the individuals, organisations and their workplace needs. He was project co-ordinator for the European Commission funded SANE project (Sustainable Accommodation for the New Economy). Paul is now working with private and public sector organisations across Europe to turn The Distributed Workplace into reality.
Carolyn Whitehead joined DEGW in 1994 and is an environmental psychologist. One of her key roles in DEGW is to provide specialist skills in research methodology and she has a strong theoretical and practical background in areas such as questionnaire design and statistical analysis. Before joining DEGW, she worked for Building Use Studies.