As we continue our transition to a fully mobile workforce, we encountered a significant side benefit to deploying laptops as our standard workstation: laptops save a ton of energy. At the moment, our standard deployment includes a Lenovo W530 and two Dell U2312 displays. The difference is striking: even with the third screen the result is nearly a 60% decrease in average energy consumption with the new laptops.
TEECOM’s Oakland office is practically on top of the 12th Street BART station, so it just makes sense to give our staff a convenient way of checking train departure times. And while there are lots of real time BART information displays, this one is uniquely ours. Starting with an existing open-source project, we improved the functionality by making the signage readable from across the office.
One of the most common questions employees and clients ask our CEO, David Marks, is “what is the future of TEECOM, and where the company is going?” In response, David wrote an internal message to the entire TEEm that addresses those questions, and it was so inspiring that we wanted to share it with all our clients and potential clients.
Over the last decade, the technology industry has succeeded in making nearly every object in the built environment “connected.” We are no longer mere occupants of space but rather participants in an interactive environment that spans both physical and digital worlds. And while we’ve spent decades honing our ability to create beautiful, comfortable and inspiring physical spaces, the same can’t be said of our ability to design coherent digital experiences.
Last week, our engineers Matt Flanders (MF) and Jason Cummings (JC) had the opportunity to have a conversation with Daniel Newman (DN), Chief Compliance Officer at Stockbridge Real Estate Funds. They discussed some of the most common questions we receive from potential clients and peers in the industry.