Jaish Raish has been with Paladino since 2012, and in that time, she has been an active member in the Seattle community, a technical and strategic leader, and a trusted member of the Paladino team.

Julia is leaving us this week to challenge herself in new and exciting ways. This is the perfect time to reflect on some of the great content and inspiration that Julia provided through the years.

Here are five of our favorite posts from Julia Raish:

The missing piece to all those wellness studies

People spend approximately 90 percent of our time indoors, and buildings have a unique ability to positively or negatively influence human health. Maintaining a healthy environment and increasing human performance is central to increasing quality of life. And more importantly, it’s central to business performance.

Lighting the way to wellness: LED circadian lamps

How do they work? The circadian lights are programmed to change color temperature and light level, replicating the natural lighting found outdoors. For example, you’ve likely heard that looking at our screens (computers, tablets, phones) late at night does not help one sleep. There’s a good reason for that. These devices often produce a blue light. Yet, outside our windows, blue-rich light is emitted in the morning, sending us alert signals as we wake up.

A symbol of sustainable innovation: The Tower at PNC Plaza

The Tower at PNC Plaza is a feat and a symbol of the progress in innovative sustainability in real estate. We need more companies like PNC to step up as leaders and demonstrate that a green building of this caliber is not only possible, but good for business, good for employees, good for the community, and good for the environment. I expect to see a ripple effect on the next generation of high performing buildings.

Corporate Social Responsibility – Seven steps to get your report started

There are a few reasons why companies benefit from hiring a CSR consultant versus hiring an in-house manager. Sustainability reporting is constantly evolving, and customers and investors alike are demanding more transparency from companies. The market is quickly losing its patience with static, annual CSR reports.

Sustainable mixed-use development fosters healthy urban communities

A thoughtful sustainability strategy centered on the values of the community can differentiate a project and appeal to younger tenants who are more likely to demand green features in their homes and communities.

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