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Healthy buildings go beyond green: National conference on Vedic Architecture
by Steve Yellin
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4 June 2005
On 4 June 2005 EurekAlert reported:
One of America's top commercial green developers, Jeffrey Abramson of the Tower Companies in Washington, DC, will present his plans for the world's largest Vedic 'green' office building, 'Tower II', to an upcoming national conference of architects and developers.
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The 200,000 sq ft, $72 million world-class office building, to be constructed in Rockville, Maryland, will incorporate the most advanced green environmental technologies along with the health-promoting design principles of ancient Vedic Architecture in harmony with natural law. Construction is scheduled to begin Winter 2005.
Abramson said he was forced to go 'beyond green' to fulfil his quest to provide clients with the healthiest possible work environments that are conducive to success. 'We realized there is more to a healthy workspace than green building materials,' Abramson said. 'We realized that the architecture of the workspace drives function, performance, and success.'
To find the right design, Abramson turned to the world's oldest system of architecture, Vedic Architecture. This was not a difficult decision. Abramson has been enjoying the health benefits of living in a Vedic home in Potomac, Maryland, for eight years.
Abramson acknowledges that as recently as a few years ago, Vedic Architecture would hardly be mainstream in business. But times have changed. 'Corporate philosophies are changing to meet people's needs, which is changing workspaces. In fact, the best corporations are those that set themselves apart by building and exploring better and healthier work environments to reduce the stress and pressures of life and help people stay healthy and be successful,' Abramson says.
Vedic Architecture was brought to the West by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced the Transcendental Meditation Programme nearly 50 years ago and Ayurvedic preventive medicine 20 years ago. Tower II is designed by architects Kishimoto, Gordon, Dalaya of McLean, Virginia, in collaboration with Maharishi Global Construction of Fairfield, Iowa.
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