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Case Study

Multi-pronged sustainability approach produces major savings (HSBC China)

Shanghai, China


  • Move HSBC's flagship Shanghai headquarters to the new upper-end Shanghai International Financial Center
  • Make its new 22-floor, 62,700 square meter work environment as sustainable as possible


  • Provide a one-stop source for site analysis and transactions, move management and sustainable build-out
  • Design and develop work space to exceed LEED Gold certification


  • Ensured that site accommodated HSBC’s future growth, and obtained branding/naming rights
  • Relocated more than 3,000 staff with minimal business disruption
  • Diverted 50 percent of construction waste from landfill
  • Established water savings target of 40 percent
  • Design provides easy, dedicated access for recyclables collection/storage