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Entries in Retail Banking (3)


New Forms of Payment

Image © Tim Griffith

There is a transformation underway, and not just in how we shop but in how we pay for the items we buy.

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Suburbia - A Wasteland No Longer

Photovoltaic panels (pictured on the left) generate electricity at PNC Bank’s net-zero energy bank in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Image © Jasper Sanidad and Gensler

As you drive through suburbia and see the bank buildings, restaurants, and strip malls that dot the commercial landscape, it is clear that design is often an afterthought. The aesthetics are hardly groundbreaking, and rarely do developers, designers, or retailers think about maximizing environmental and economic impacts.

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When Does LED Work for You?

Image © Gensler/Jasper Sanidad.

This article expands on ideas presented in the 23rd edition of Gensler’s Dialogue magazine, which explores the intersection of cities, brands, and consumers. Click here to view Dialogue 23 online.

The LED fixture industry is one of the fastest growing technologies that currently affects renovation and design projects undertaken by businesses and other organizations. But any organization considering LED for its building(s) has many questions to address: How do you choose a fixture? When is it appropriate to abandon older technologies? Halide, fluorescent, or incandescent? Are they worth it?

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