Taking the Lead: The Healthier Hospitals Initiative

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Most of us using today’s healthcare system would be interested to know the initiatives that are taking place across the country to encourage healthcare organizations to shift to a more sustainable business model and address environmental impacts. Healthier Hospitals Initiatives (HHI) is a national campaign organized to lead change in the healthcare sector with a call… Read More

No More Sad Lunches: Value of the Work Café

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How sad is your lunch? Well believe it or not, the sad desk lunch goes beyond the food itself. Where you take your lunch break has an impact on your emotional and physical well-being. According to Right Management, only about 1 in 5 office workers take an actual lunch break away from their desk. This… Read More

V.I.A. Demountable Walls – Under the Hood

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Recently, Red Thread completed construction of three V.I.A. rooms in our Boston space. During the construction we used the opportunity to train some of our local installers and give our sales team a chance to look “under the hood” and see what makes V.I.A. superior to other walls on the market. The following is what the team learned. Sense of permanence: When you… Read More

Top 5 things we Love in a workplace: An unofficial survey.

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we thought we’d take an unofficial, unscientific survey of our colleagues to find out the top 5 things they LOVE in a workplace. Desired workplace benefits are an increasingly important conversation to have with employees. How we work is changing dramatically and as people’s needs change so do the… Read More

Office design with a dash of color!

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Maximizing real estate while boosting productivity, culture, creativity, and comfort – all while staying on budget – is what keeps most facility planners up at night. But what if your office design had a secret weapon that could help with a few of these items in a way that was easy on the bottom line? That… Read More

What the heck is BYOD?

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The BYOD audiovisual trend – Bring Your Own Device – is a concept that is making the rounds in the Audiovisual world. There is a significant trend towards people wanting their home and work lifestyle, environment, and technology to mesh seamlessly. In other words, employees expect work devices/technology to be as sophisticated as what they… Read More

Our PM’s Top 10 Tips for success.

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As the Manager for our Boston based Project Management team, I have seen it all when it comes to managing projects. However, from start-ups to installs for Fortune 500 companies, the principles are the same. I’ve compiled my Top 10 project management tips in the hopes that your project stays on the highway to success!… Read More

Red Thread Designers enter CET competition!

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What is CET you might ask?  CET Designer is a software solution by Configura that our Red Thread design team uses for our design and specification work. CET Designer is an intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying. Our designers produces layouts, quotes, renderings, installation drawings, movies and reconfigurations using this highly flexible application. Each year,… Read More

Pantone color trends spring 2015

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This season, colors take their cue from nature. “En plein air”…that’s how Pantone color forecasters describe the color trends spring 2015. Taking a cue from nature, these colors are in the softer, cooler side of the spectrum and look downright earthy compared to seasons past. These nature-like neutrals provide a calming backdrop to the constant… Read More

V.I.A. hits Beantown!

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Announcing the arrival of Steelcase V.I.A. wall at Red Thread Boston! What, you may ask, is V.I.A.?  V.I.A. [Vertical. Intelligent. Architecture.] is Steelcase’s new wall system which has debuted at Neocon for the last few years and has been in the pre-sell mode for the past 12 months. At Red Thread, we believe that vertical real estate plays an increasingly… Read More