Craving the Sound of Silence? Tips for Improved Office Acoustics
Open-concept office environments have become the norm with the goal of encouraging collaboration. They also have been shown to improve efficiency and reduce the amount of space a company needs for their employees. However, many struggle to focus due to constant noise distractions. Did you know that acoustic felt panels... Read
The Workforce is Changing. Are you Prepared?
As Baby Boomers retire, the workforce will be compiled of Millennials (1984-1995) and Generation Z (1996-2010). The influx of Millennials and the dawn of the internet changed the workplace environment and culture dramatically. However, now employers must consider the needs of a new generation. Millennials and Gen Z do share many... Read
Benefits of Flexible Classroom Design
In the last few years, flexible classroom design has become a hot topic in education. A lot of research has come out of both the education and psychology fields about ways to improve learning. As researchers and teachers learn more about the different ways in which students learn, they have... Read
Raising Retention through Active Learning
Students today are harder than ever to keep focused. With the constant influx of information, teachers have to get creative to keep Generation Z engaged. Both educators and psychologists have studied the teaching methods that are most effective – and they always point to active learning. Active learning is a... Read
Group Work or Lectures… Which Teaching Method is Best for Students?
The reality is that in most professions, you work as a team. While the extent to which you collaborate changes from profession to profession, this is an essential skill to being successful after college…and even post high school. If you are headed to college, you’re going to do group projects.... Read
A Well-Designed Office Leads to Happier Employees
In our recent blog, “The Workplace of 2020: The Balance between Quiet and Collaboration,” we discussed the importance of giving employees a choice when it comes to where they work. Design, while obviously important for aesthetics and recruiting talent, plays a bigger-than-expected role in employee engagement. We looked at some... Read
Design and Safety Can Co-Exist
As the tie between patient experience (specifically HCAHPSa scores) and reimbursement continues to strengthen, progressive design is more important than ever in healthcare. Designers have a hard time balancing the cost constraints, the need for durability, and the design – an aspect that is crucial for attracting patients and enhancing... Read
Glassboards are ALWAYS a Better Choice for Higher Education
Glass whiteboards are easily the best product for collaboration at offices, hospitals, and colleges. A glassboard is different from a traditional whiteboard because it’s much more durable than the traditional chemical-coated pressboard that streaks and stains. The tempered glassboards are built to last and have been tested against up to... Read
A Green Workplace: Not Just about Sustainability
While technology creates much more opportunity for flexible work environments, it seems to have fostered a 24/7 working culture. With the longer hours and increased stress that comes with it, organizations need to look to new and unique ways to improve the work environment for their employees. While sustainability continues... Read
The Workplace of 2020: A Balance between Quiet and Collaboration
The importance of choice is a basic human need. Choice is intrinsically linked to our need for control. With the rise of a consumerism model brought on by the internet (and especially Amazon), the need for choice is greater than ever. And the workplace, a place a lot of people... Read
Recently, a large group of project managers from a Division I university sat down with Clarus to discuss various design challenges on campus. To their surprise, most of their requirements could be met with standard Clarus products. The more complex problems only required slight deviations of standard products to produce... Read
The On-the-go! Workplace: Ideal Design Scenarios for Modular, Modern Work
Why every industry needs an on-the-go! glassboard With a writing surface that changes functions as easily as it rolls from room to room – go! Mobile™ creates collaboration and brainstorming wherever it goes. Here are just a few of the many industries that have found go! Mobile to be extremely useful. Here’s... Read
Bringing Students to the Board: Why the Interactive Writing Matters
In a world where everything is moving towards digital data, perhaps the past, and not electronics, paves the way for the future in the classroom. Technology has been implemented in the classroom as a means of keeping students up-to-date on the latest trends of technology – but is this virtual reality... Read
Transparency: A Pet Lover’s Dream
The PARC is starting a revolution with the first-ever entirely glass veterinary clinic, providing unprecedented transparency for pets and parents alike. The PARC's design features many psychology-focused design elements, intended to specifically decrease anxiety, create a warm space for pets and their parents, and bring the brand to life with color. The... Read
LEED? Declare? One’s a Scheme and One’s a Certification…
The how-to’s of green building + infographics for the visual learner in all of us.
In the last part of this blog series, we talked about different schemes – like LEED, BREEAM, and Living Building Challenge. Today, we’ll uncover which certifications fall under which schemes and provide you with an infographic... Read
The Simple Definition You Need to Understand Green Building
A top-down view of the sustainability industry from an amateur just like you.
The Green Building Dictionary is the final piece of this series on the Green Building industry, giving a snapshot of the industry’s hierarchy. Green Building Dictionary This dictionary serves as a broad overview of the hierarchy and relationships within the... Read
10 Practical (and Clever) Ways to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle
The earth will thank you… & so will your bank account.
Reuse your produce bags. When you’re at the grocery store, they provide you with plastic bags to tie up each of your vegetables in separate packaging. It just so happens that it takes one of those bags almost 1,000 years... Read
LEED? BREEAM? What’s the Difference?
Lots of schemes, one green building industry – the practical breakdown of which schemes are which
Schemes are the first part of this series, explaining what they are and why they matter. To fully understand the in-depth study of the green building industry, be sure to read the Introduction to the... Read
Ditch the Interactive Whiteboard… Enjoy the View™
Over the last decade, thousands of schools across the United States paid billions of dollars to install interactive whiteboards in their classrooms. But today, very few teachers actually use the interactive white boards in their classrooms, leaving this obsolete technology as overpriced wall art – or at best, an overpriced... Read
The Modern-Day Presentation: Turn Off Your Slideshow & Pick Up A Marker
PowerPoints are the foundation of modern day presentations. From sales to education, healthcare to corporate giants, the slideshow has taken first place as the presentation of choice – but what if these text-heavy, visually stagnant presentations aren't as popular as they seem? While projected, electronic presentations bring a level of sophistication... Read
Who Decided Sustainability was Important?
The SparkNotes version of how green building came about and who’s calling the shots.
Over the last year, Clarus™ certified its glassboards to contribute to three different credits — Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) credit, low emitting materials credit earned with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and a material ingredients credit earned with a... Read
What is Sustainability? …and Who Cares?
A realistic look at the green building industry & the audiences who are listening more than you think.
Sustainability. That’s a big word. Lots of syllables. But what does it mean? Are we talking about getting local neighborhoods to recycle? Or teaching consumers to use aluminum-free deodorant? Biodegradable sheetrock? Buy from responsible manufacturers?... Read
Sample World and Clarus™ Custom Samples
Behind the scenes at Clarus™ HQ There are bound to be unsung heroes within Clarus from time to time – it’s just part of being the largest glassboard manufacturer in the world. Though "Sample World" may be viewed by some as a small department at Clarus, their work has an enormous... Read
The Clarus™ Christmas Gift Guide
The 3 Clarus gifts anyone will enjoy all year ‘round.
The Clarus Notepad The perfect gift for the perfect price. The Clarus Notepad serves as the list-maker’s dream gift – perfect for the kitchen counter grocery list, the erasable to-do list, or the desktop reminders. The Notepad comes in either the traditional lined... Read
Reaching Out to Generation Z: Learning How They Learn
You can read about it in Forbes, and you can read about it on The Huffington Post. You can read about it on many of the top blogs covering higher education. You can even read about in in a study conducted by Barnes & Noble to help marketing execs understand their newest customers. Generation Z —... Read
How to Design Your Office for the Next 50 Years
Longevity at its finest.
Designing for the ever-changing needs of each new generation can be overwhelming, but the office environment has an undeniable impact on employees’ productivity. As a result, building out space to foster new ideas and boost morale should be at the top of employers’ priority list. How do... Read
Collaborative Spaces Promote 21st Century Business Skills
Colleges and universities that offer collaborative classrooms are ahead of the curve. Some institutions are designing these spaces as core components of their new buildings, while others are remodeling existing classrooms to make them better suited for the next generation of students. Either way – collaboration is the new business model. So,... Read
Why Choose Colors By Clarus™?
White is the most popular color in the world of office design. With its crisp, classic look, white is still widely accepted as the neutral and normal workplace color. But what is white, really? Simply a lack of any color at all. Research studies reveal that cladding your offices in white... Read
Promoting Collaboration Through Creative Space Design
Open floor plans are the hottest trend in office and academic building design right now. This architectural style is designed to encourage innovation and teamwork by breaking down traditional barriers and bringing people face-to-face. The University of Chicago’s Mansueto Library with its soaring glass dome is a perfect example of a modern... Read
5 Challenges in Modern Offices and Glide’s Simple Solutions
As the workplace becomes a hub for teamwork and personal interaction, the walls have started coming down to create spaces that are complementary and useful to the team as a whole. That means comfortable, spacious layouts and collaborative hubs in convenient spaces. But space in the modern office comes at a... Read
6 Colors and What They Bring to the Office
Color is bold; it affects everything it touches. It ignites emotions, changes moods, and communicates value – all on a subconscious level. Research shows that color also impacts employees’ productivity and satisfaction within the workplace. Interior designers and other space planning experts spend years learning to harness the power of... Read
Branding Athletic Facilities and Why It Matters
What does your brand say about you? Does the design of your space reflect the pride of your team? For a facility expert, the athletic space functions as the powerhouse of recruitment, the epitome of a brand, and a "holy place" for boosters and fans. Basically, athletic facilities are epic, high-design... Read
Kansas State University Proves Future is Mobile and On-Brand
The design, architecture, and aesthetics of modern college campuses is a crucial factor in the never-ending competition to woo the next generation of students. And when it comes to the high bar set by high school juniors and seniors, Kansas State University not immune to the scrutiny. To train... Read
Clerkenwell Design Week: Clarus Surprises Designers
Clarus™ is celebrating its first appearance at Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) since officially opening its London office – and we’re celebrating big. The Clarus team stepped outside the norm to partner with Koleksiyon and donate mobile, writable glassboards to children’s hospitals in the UK during a “go! for Gold” event. Weeks before... Read
Lecture Halls’ Future in the Beauty and Durability of Glass
A lot of ink has been spilled regarding the habits of millennials, many of whom are entering the workforce and affecting society in unforeseen ways. But colleges and universities are laser focused on with their even younger cohort, Generation Z – the teenagers and young twenty-somethings filling up lecture halls... Read
Glassboards Bring Functional Branding to Athletics Facilities
The best collegiate athletics programs in the nation know the importance of providing their athletes with all the tools they need to win. There are few areas of development as important as the facilities in which staff and team plan, practice, and learn. Coaches use these areas to teach and... Read
Glassboards Modernize and Enhance College Student Unions
Fierce competition has always existed among colleges and universities to attract academic talent. This race for students has become even more competitive with the rapid rise of online degree programs. There is a silver lining for traditional educational institutions though; many students still desire to learn and socialize with their... Read
Promoting Collaboration in Academic Library of the Future
Now that virtually all the world’s information is available to anyone with a computer or mobile device, will libraries become obsolete? If recent trends continue, reports of the library’s death have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, many academic libraries have experienced significantly increased patron use in recent years. What’s needed... Read
Reaching Out to Generation Z
You can read about it in Forbes, and you can read about it on The Huffington Post. You can read about it on many of the top blogs covering higher education. You can even read about in in a study conducted by Barnes & Noble to help their marketing execs understand... Read
Impress Prospective Students with Quality Communication Tools
The athletic departments of colleges and universities have long been in an “arms race” to attract top ranked recruits. From stunning stadiums that rival professional arenas, to high-tech locker rooms outfitted with digital displays, to work-out facilities stacked with the latest equipment, many athletic departments spare no expense in the... Read
Breaking Up the Classroom For The Next Generation Of Students
The trend away from the “Factory-Model Classroom” is in full swing. Educators, administrators, and students have realized the traditional approach toward classroom design is no longer adequate to meet the diverse and rapidly changing needs of Generation Z.... Read
Clarus’ 2017: Year in Review
What a year 2017 was! We were trusted by countless brands and institutions to bring their design vision to life. Whether it was Ivy League schools, professional sports teams, or the hottest tech companies in the world, Clarus™ glassboards are in more places than ever before. As we sprint ahead... Read
Top 5 Reasons K-12 Schools are Moving to Glassboards
Schools are constantly evolving to serve the educational needs of today’s students. As schools evolve, the tools and spaces teachers use are changing at a rapid pace. At Clarus™, we’ve seen an overwhelming demand for glassboards in K12 facilities. The reasons are varied, but all worth understanding. So, we put... Read
The Next Chapter – Clarus™ Comes to London
Since the founding of Clarus in 2009, we’ve witnessed a mass exodus from traditional, enameled steel whiteboards in the commercial interior, and the adoption of high-quality glassboards. With this change, we’ve witnessed a dynamic shift in the role writable glass solutions now play in not just the workplace but higher... Read
Timber – Your Favorite Clarus™ Products Framed In Wood
Modern interiors are being built and crafted with more natural materials than ever before. This trend introduces warmth and sustainable materials into design and is quickly becoming the norm, which inspired Clarus to combine natural, organic materials with the beauty of glass. Welcome, Timber. The latest Clarus product frames our premium... Read
Clarus™ and Design Community Raise over $60k in Hurricane Relief
Two weeks ago, we challenged the interior design community to unite in support of the victims affected by Hurricane Harvey in our home state. We believed in this so much that we wanted to put our money where our mouth was, promising to match dollar for dollar all donations until... Read
NeoCon 2017: That’s a Wrap!
The largest event in the A&D world has come and gone. The 49th installment of NeoCon was a week packed with “what’s next” in design. In our second full year in a permanent showroom, we invited our designer and dealer friends to interact with View™, an all-new cinema-quality projection screen... Read
Clarus Glassboards™ Attends Clerkenwell Design Week 2017!
It’s time for Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 (CDW), and we could not be more excited for this international expo of design brands. Taking place in the London neighborhood of Clerkenwell, home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else in the world, CDW is the epicenter... Read
Introducing Adapt – Where No Glassboard Has Gone Before
The benefits of glassboards are numerous. Power users, office designers, and communication enthusiasts all have different reasons for loving glassboards. Whether it’s the super strong surface that will never dent, ghost, stain, or fade, or the limitless number of customization options – glassboards are going to become a staple in... Read
300 go! Mobiles™ in 2 Weeks? No problem for Clarus™.
What did Amazon in Romania do when they needed 300 portable glass writing surfaces in a matter of 2 weeks? They called Clarus. go! Mobile offers the perfect cohesion of beautiful writing glass and a portable writing surface to roll your ideas around the office. With a growing trend in open... Read
Clarus™ Adhesion Testing: Hanging on Every Word
Designing stunning glassboards isn’t the extent of the Clarus operation. Besides extending an unmatched level of customer service to clients, we also pride ourselves on our cutting edge manufacturing process. Through our search for granular, replicable, and audited load testing, we sought the assistance of a third-party testing lab. The... Read
Clarus Glassboards™ and the Easy Install
Turn your antiquated, twentieth century office spaces into creative hotspots by ditching the whiteboard for a sleek, contemporary Clarus Glassboard. You can hang it almost anywhere and write with any marker you want. Best of all, installation is a cinch. The sleek design of a Clarus Glassboard begins with its... Read
State of New York Chooses Clarus™!
Employees of the State of New York: prepare yourselves for a surge of creativity and collaboration, a shot of elegance and sophistication. Why? Because Clarus Glassboards™ was recently awarded the New York State Contract.
That means the sleek, modern, innovative, and award-winning glassboards designed and manufactured by Clarus will be available... Read
Improving Patient Experience: Clarus™ at Parkland Hospital
“As our community’s public health system, Parkland is the foundation for a healthy Dallas,” says a designer on the Parkland facilities team. “That’s why we ask ourselves every day, how can we better serve our patients? As Parkland adds more services into the neighborhoods that need us most, we know... Read
Clarus™ Glassboard vs. Permanent Marker
We get asked all the time about whether or not permanent markers can erase from Clarus glass. Instead of telling you, we decided to show you!
Everyone knows you don’t write on a whiteboard with permanent marker. Traditional whiteboards are prone to staining, ghosting, and looking like a much different surface... Read
Surround Yourself With The Best
According to the 2015 Millennial Majority Workforce study, 53 percent of the 200 hiring managers surveyed said it is difficult to find and retain millennials. With so many markets still recovering from The Great Recession, what compels people to hold out for the “right” offer rather than taking the “now”... Read
Employee Spotlight: Riley Craypo
There are certain people that you can’t help but appreciate. Whether it’s your mentors, parents, friends, or personal heroes, there are always people that leave a lasting impression on who you are, and the way you do things. Clarus Glassboards™ has been truly blessed to have the greatest employees in... Read
Clarus Glassboards™: Timely Testaments to an Age of Glass
“Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come”—Victor Hugo What Hugo has in mind here is the role timing plays in determining the power of an idea. Some ideas just fit the Zeitgeist. The automobile had to happen at the height of the industrial era. A touch-screen phone’s success... Read
Why Would Anyone Use a Window Instead of a Glassboard?
Have you ever used a window to collaborate? Offices and classrooms, inventive employees and teachers have often enlisted the help of glass windows to facilitate their thoughts drawn out that would otherwise be placed on a whiteboard. Yet, it’s not the best medium for ideas – for a handful of... Read
Game 7 of the NBA Finals Calls for a Clean Slate
Get ready for Game 7. Last night, LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a stunning defeat of the Golden State Warriors, sending the 2016 NBA finals to Game 7 for the first time in three years. With the points total for the past six games locked at 610-610 –... Read
We Are Flipping Out Right Now
The response to Flip, the world’s most awarded glass writeable surface product, has been incredible. Neocon was a reminder of the amazing use-cases brilliant designers have for the product which doubles as a functional acoustical panel, providing sound-deadening in any commercial space. Where were you the first time you saw a... Read
NeoCon Review in Pictures
Thanks Chicago, NeoCon has been a blast!
Check out some of our favorite moments!
Clarus™ Rocks Neocon 2016
Attendees of NeoCon in Chicago this week were treated to a uniquely fun experience in showroom 1033A. The Mart was packed. And starting with the HiP announcement on Sunday night in which Clarus took home the trophy in the Workplace Furniture category, it was simply a special show. When Clarus opened... Read
Glassboards Inspire Project Management for Wealthsimple
Tech and financial startup Wealthsimple recently procured Clarus Glassboards™ for their new offices in downtown Toronto, Canada. With a growing team to match a growing business, Wealthsimple needed a product that would match the creative, sophisticated and cosmopolitan surroundings helping fuel their innovation. With Glassboards, they found the perfect match. With... Read
Clarus Glassboards™ Wins Interior Design’s 2016 HiP Award
Interior Design’s HiP Awards at Neocon honor industry people and products that represent pioneering design and innovation. And Clarus™ kicks off Neocon the best way possible, with a HiP victory, taking home the top prize for Interior Design in the Workplace Furniture Category. This is the second win on an international scale... Read
Clarus Glassboards™ Debuts Showroom at NeoCon 2016
Join Clarus Glassboards at NeoCon 2016 as we debut our beautiful showroom (1033A) and launch a stunning new product at The Merchandise Mart. Clarus™ has long been a participant in the NeoCon festivities. As the world-leader in glass visual display solutions, Clarus’ versatility, functionality, and superior aesthetic has been an annual... Read
What Makes the Clarus™ Glassboard Depth Different Than Competitors?
Clarus Glassboards™ provide a great deal of extra security when it comes to mounting glassboards for your office space. John Merris, Executive VP of Sales, describes how Clarus goes the extra mile to ensure that every Clarus glassboard, including Depth, leaves the factory with their trademark strength and durability. The first... Read
Our Commitment to Quality, Integrity & Innovation
Clarus Glassboards™ Sheer Operator David Clegg has an important job in manufacturing glassboards. Clarus™ has a responsibility to designers, architects, facility managers and builders to manufacture precise, aesthetically-inspired products. Cutting magnetized steel to the specifications of standard glassboards and those customized alike, Clegg brings personal craftsmanship to every board. Clegg’s work... Read
Clarus Glassboards™: Pride in Manufacturing
Vertical integration is one of the driving forces in the success of Clarus Glassboards. It’s what enables everything from product customization to industry-leading lead times and customer service. By manufacturing all product under the same roof in Ft. Worth, Texas, Clarus™ blends best-practices in efficient, high-tech manufacturing, with “old world”... Read
Clarus™ Supports Gatehouse Grapevine Luncheon with go! Mobile™
Three friends met for a luncheon in Grapevine, Texas. Two are very old friends. They go way back, to a time when they single-handedly controlled the world’s communications and information technology. Founded in 1885 and 1911, respectively, few companies have such historic interdependence and at such magnitude as AT&T and... Read
Top 10 Reasons Everyone is Going to Glassboards
How many times in your career have you stood, armed with a brilliant idea and a dry erase marker, in front of your esteemed colleagues? Think about it. Some of the greatest ideas come standing at the marker board. Superbowls have been won at the whiteboard, battles have been planned, plots plotted.... Read
Stony Brook University Adds Collaborative Glassboards
The State University of New York at Stony Brook is a 200 building campus making up 11 million square feet of space on 1,454 acres. With over 24,000 students, 14,500 staff and 2400 faculty, the University is a huge presence in Long Island. And Stony Brook University just got a... Read
Advanced Technology & Craftsmanship: The Clarus™ Difference
The quality of a Clarus glassboard is apparent the first time you put marker to the board. But the innovation, thoughtful design, and hard work put into each glassboard is the result of behind-the-scenes manufacturing technology unique to Clarus. The highest priority for Clarus is ensuring that customers have the best... Read
Total Cost of Ownership Study Proves the Superior Value of Clarus™ Glassboards
Facility managers choose Clarus glassboards as a premium, durable writing surface for the most demanding of environments. Whether it’s in a healthcare setting, where rigorous cleaning and daily use take their toll on the product, educational settings, or commercial office space, the glassboard has become more than a building material... Read
Where There’s Stain, Smear, and Ghost, there’s Bacteria
Healthcare professionals go to great lengths to ensure that their facilities are as sanitary as possible. The challenge is a serious one. For example, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 25 patients are affected by a hospital-acquired infection. Hospital acquired infections, or HAI, are... Read
Clarus™ Co-Founder Talks Glassboards Color Technology
Late last year, the Wall Street Journal featured Clarus Glassboards™ in a story about it’s innovative spirit as a ‘Startup That Actually Makes Stuff’. Central to the story is the vision and leadership of its founders Robby Whites and Jeremy Rincon who started the company seven years ago. Clarus™ leads the writable... Read
Clarus Glassboards™ to Open Chicago Merchandise Mart Location
Clarus Glassboards is proud to announce its new permanent showroom location in Chicago's Merchandise Mart - a destination many call the center of the universe (at least in the furnishings world). With a showroom presence, Clarus™ will expand its footprint nationally, demonstrating for architects, interior designers and facility managers the latest... Read
Next Time, Dream Up Your Bracket on Clarus™ Glassboards
It’s over. March Madness has come to an end. Last night, Villanova victoriously cut the net and celebrated a narrow victory over the legendary North Carolina Tarheels. With coach Roy Williams at the helm, North Carolina plotted for a comeback, but in the end, Villanova was a team of destiny.... Read
Video: Clarus™ Healthboards Improve Patient Communication
Doctors and nurses have the challenge of improving patient communication - it's one of the most important facets of good healthcare. First, effective patient communication improves healthcare outcomes. As quoted by the Institute for Healthcare Communication: "Extensive research has shown that no matter how knowledgeable a clinician might be, if he or... Read
Glassboard Builder Demonstrates Customization Possibilities
Clarus™ believes that customers should have the ability to customize their experience with Clarus. We are passionate about building beautiful products for great architecture, efficient healthcare, and ROI driving facility management. For a product to integrate with its environment and become a part of the brand itself, customization is paramount. That's... Read
Clarus™ Among Elite with ‘Builder Tool’ and 163,704 Options
There was a defining moment that changed the world of personalized technology forever. It wasn’t the launch of the iPhone, though that was epic. It wasn’t the launch of the personal computer or the tablet or the laptop. Instead, it was the 1998 launch of the colorful iMac. It spelled... Read
How Clarus™ Glassboards Enhance Patient Communication
Clarus designs Healthboards to answer the changing communication needs of the healthcare industry. As hospitals adapt to the emergence of an increasingly consumer-driven market, communication takes on top priority in the strategic planning of healthcare services and budget goals. Drawing on concepts in media studies, this study situates the relevance... Read
Clarus™ Healthboards, 12,016 AD (10,000 Years from Now…)
--"We found a Clarus Healthboard that indicates this ancient wall was once part a hospital." --"Seriously? They had Clarus Healthboards back then? By the way, what's a hospital?" For hospitals, providing affordable and quality care can often seem like divergent, if not contrary goals: While expanding patient access to affordable... Read
Shift to Glass: Healthcare’s Commitment to Cleanliness
According to the World Health Organization, the data on patient-care activities and their likelihood to transmit bacteria from a healthcare worker to a patient provide few definitive conclusions. Studies have shown, however, that employees at all levels and in all realms of the healthcare industry face a pervasive risk of... Read
Clarus™ Glassboards Make Patient Safety a Priority
When patients come into the hospital, they expect to be cared FOR. They assume their physicians are board certified and credentialed to practice. They assume that the nurses are licensed and competent to perform the care necessary to take care of them. And they assume their privacy will be both... Read
Improving Patient Experience (And HCAHPS) With Clarus™
Much has been said about the increasing power of the consumer. With review websites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor, the customer experience across a wide range of industries has become democratized – businesses must satisfy their customers to retain them and grow. This hasn’t always been the case. Merely 10-20 years... Read
True Product Leadership: The Clarus™ Sustainability Summary
In January, the Clarus Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) study proved the superior value of glassboards versus whiteboards. Key to the study was the revelations that whiteboards are only lasting 4-6 years on average, resulting in immense replacement costs due to discoloration and distortion. Yesterday, we evaluated the TCO from an... Read
Glassboards Enable Sustainable Design
Architects and interior designers have the challenge of specifying products and materials that serve a high calling. Form and function are paramount, but a third dynamic - the sustainability and LEED criterion associated with the decisions you make - has a lasting impact. And today’s top architects are indeed leaving... Read
Almost Medicinal: Glassboards are Good for your Health
Clarus™ is a key component of patient care.
Does a glassboard a day keep the doctor away? Our glassboards are quickly becoming an essential part of patient care around the world. How important is patient-doctor communication? In an overnight stay or months' of in-patient care, daily communication facilitates everything from medicinal instructions... Read
Good, Better, Best: Chalkboards, Whiteboards, Glassboards
If you’re like many of us, when you think chalkboard, you think way back. Like 70’s or 80’s back. Back so far that the early days of MTV, Atari, and big hair were everyday mainstream. Chalkboards made good backdrops for shows and movies like the Wonder Years, the Goonies and Ferris... Read
Just How Strong are Clarus™ Glassboards?
Clarus Glassboards™ just defied gravity with a 6500 lbs successful load test. In an independent study conducted by Architectural Testing, Inc., our glassboards were put to the test, placed horizontally in a jig with a ram increasing load to determine just how strong the adhesive bond between mount and glass... Read
Load Test Results Demonstrate Clarus’ Safety Commitment
Clarus Glassboards™ commissioned an independent third party, Architectural Testing, Inc. to measure the strength of the adhesive used to mount the world's greatest writing surfaces to the wall. This critical connection is important to uphold the safety of the glassboard - confidently holding it to the wall with zero risk... Read
Intellectual Graffiti: Business Communication as Art
Few art topics are as polarizing as ‘graffiti’. Depending on your viewpoint, it’s either an eyesore, or artistic expression. The question was recently posed in the UK’s Telegraph titled Is Graffiti Ruining Paris? But when celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie spend $2 Million for the work of... Read
Coolest Workplaces in DFW: Collaboration Changing Business
D Magazine’s Coolest Workplaces piece showcases some spectacular commercial spaces in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Home to some of the worlds largest companies, such as AT&T, American Airlines, and Exxon-Mobil, the DFW metroplex has always been the land of big business. And anyone who watched even a little bit... Read
“You can do this.” Steve Jobs and his Preference for Glass.
Today we would like to take a moment to cover Jobs’ underestimated area of innovation – his preference for and work with glass. In 2007, Steve Jobs changed the world with the launch of the iPhone. As famously demonstrated in his famous launch presentation, the product combined into one device the... Read
Paint: Good for Color, Bad for Writing on Walls
Would you pay to see a movie with less than three out of five stars? What about restaurants – would you go eat somewhere rated 3 out of 5 stars when you have so many other choices? With Yelp and TripAdvisor and Rotten Tomatoes and every single source of sentiment... Read
Total Cost of Ownership: Clarus Clearly More Cost Effective
“There is never enough budget to do it right, but there is always enough to do it over.” Few professions make science out of quantifying true direct and indirect costs better than project management. After all, it’s the project manager’s job to accurately predict scope and budget for foreseen... Read
Clarus™ Wins Interior Designs’ Best of Year Award
Clarus has done it once again! In 2013, we brought a cutting-edge, mobile glassboard platform called go! Mobile™ to the marketplace. We were invited by our great friends at Interior Design magazine to attend their Best of Year award show and took home a trophy for go! Mobile. This year, we have... Read
The Best Marker To Use On Your Glassboard
Whether you’re researching our products or just finished mounting your new Clarus™ glassboard, there’s one question that will inevitably come to your mind: “Which marker do I use?”. This may seem like a simple question, but once you take a walk down the marker aisle at your local office supply... Read
Spots and Dots Featured in the Interior Design Spring Tabloid
This year in the Spring Interior Design Tabloid, Clarus™ was featured for recognition of a really remarkable product: the Spots and Dots glassboard. Thinking outside traditional glassboard designs, Spots & Dots set the platform for organization, while providing playful cheer and character. Available on all Clarus products, the sharp and... Read