Sustainable office design
Improving sustainability is no longer optional for businesses. Government targets and legislation means companies of all sizes are having to review their business processes and adopt more sustainable practices. Sustainable office design plays a key role in this.
Creating a sustainable workplace goes much further than selecting eco-friendly materials though. It considers everything from specifying locally sourced products and materials, to incorporating renewable energy solutions, installing energy efficient lighting, using recycled materials and minimising waste during and after the fit out.
Executed properly, a sustainable design and refurbishment can offer far greater benefits than simply helping you meet sustainability goals.
Utilising renewable energy sources such as solar panels and installing energy efficient energy solutions, can help lower operating costs. Reusing furniture from your existing office space is another way to save on costs, as well as reduce waste.
ATTRACTION & RETENTION
Demonstrating sustainability is top of your agenda can improve your company’s reputation and enhance employee engagement. It can also support wellbeing by offering a comfortable and healthy environment, all of which can help you attract and retain talent.
Better water quality, improving ventilation and maximising natural light are just some of the ways sustainable workspace design can support wellbeing. Incorporating biophilic design features improves wellbeing by connecting with nature and reducing toxins, achieved through the use of natural products and materials.
of graduates said having a sustainable workplace is important to them.
A sustainable office design will benefit the planet as well as your business, but where do you start? We can help. ADT Wellspace is a set of eight principles which are integral to our workplace design process. They ultimately help businesses create inspiring and intelligent office environments which positively impact the health and wellbeing of employees, and assist in meeting sustainability goals.
Applying our Wellspace principles at the very beginning of a project will also deliver real business benefits, including:
• Increased productivity, concentration and memory retention
• Better collaboration, creativity and innovation
• More energy and motivation
• Enhanced comfort and fewer distractions
• Less absenteeism
• Improved talent attraction and retention
• Increased sustainability credentials and reduced life cycle cost
We are developing a net zero roadmap which will align our ambitions with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. We are also actively working with sustainability partners to understand our environmental impact and how our sites impact other owner occupiers. Our strategy involves prioritising decarbonisation over offsetting and ensuring we have a responsible supply chain.
Agreeing a social value delivery plan during the initial planning stage of your project ensures clear deliverables are set and monitored, and meaningful impact is delivered. We are also a proud Real Living Wage employer and are accredited by the Good Business Charter. We also hold an ISO 45003 certification, a global standard which guides us on how best to improve employee mental health and wellbeing.
We recognise that robust governance is essential to provide unparalleled value to our clients and other stakeholders. We are a 100% employee owned company with a Board of Directors, an independent Trustee Board and an Employee Council. These three entities operate cohesively to ensure the correct governance of the business. Every employee has an opportunity to contribute to how the business is run, thanks to our employee ownership model.
We deliver projects for companies of all sizes across the UK, including but not limited to:
Reach out to our team for more information on how we can help you define your workplace strategy.