Given the dominating share of staff costs within the total operating budget for a company, what seems like a modest improvement in employee health or productivity can have a significant financial implication for employers.
The office building is set within the EUREF-Campus, a sustainable brownfield neighbourhood development in south-central Berlin. At its completion in 2020, the Campus will host 25 green buildings with a total floor area of 165,000 sqm. JLL was involved from the very early stages of the project and was able to impact the construction process and building design to achieve an outstanding sustainability outcome.
JLL worked with owner GIC to reduce the long-term environmental footprint of the 65,000 sqm building. Minimising disruption through careful planning and working closely with the in-house project team, JLL helped to achieve the goal of a NABERS 4.5 star energy rating. Chifley Tower wins 2015 CTBUH (The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Performance Award.
JLL worked with four anchor tenants of the 175,000 sqm office complex in Beijing’s Wangjing International Business District – Microsoft, Daimler, Caterpillar, and Nestle – on a year-long project to achieve LEED Gold certification, using its deep understanding of how large office premises can be improved beyond their original design. The project allowed the building to remain competitive when compared to newer developments, delivering improved indoor environment quality, energy performance and, importantly, tenant satisfaction.
The office premises were developed on an existing site. The campus complex, consisting of a renovated 13,000 sqm and a newly constructed 5,000 sqm office building, achieved LEED Gold certification, and demonstrated that sustainability is not an ‘add-on’ but an integral part of good design practices. Aside from environmental features, such as energy efficient lighting, air purification, and efficient landscaping, there was a focus on employee well-being, demonstrated by the introduction of a range of onsite facilities for employees and integration into existing local infrastructure.
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Franz Jenowein DirectorGlobal Sustainability Research
Bob Best AmericasHead of Health, Safety, Security and Environment
Peter Hilderson Asia PacificHead of Energy & Sustainability Services
Darren Berman Lead Director Sustainability Services, UK