JulieAnn Soeder, project designer at Vocon.

NEW YORK CITY – Workplace sustainability in design and development is growing as more employers make it an aforethought than an afterthought to not only meet policy requirements but because of growing pressure from clients and investors, JulieAnn Soeder, project designer at Architecture firm Vocon, tells GlobeSt.com.

No one development project is the same. Needs and desires vary across the board, and sustainability pressures change and come from different places depending on the size of the employer occupying a space. For instance, large firms have top-down pressure when approaching the development of its workspace, considering taxes and investor preference, whereas for smaller companies that interest may come from staff and take a grassroots form, according to Soeder.

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Mariah Brown

Mariah Brown is the New York Bureau Chief and Real Estate Reporter for GlobeSt.com, covering the New York Metro area, Northeast region and national real estate trends. She is responsible for producing multi-media content, including articles, podcasts and video. Before joining the GlobeSt team, she served as a New York Times fellow, reported for the Associated Press in New York and Philadelphia and several other New York City-based outlets.

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