Bloomberg Named Corporate Workplace of the Year at British Council for Offices (BCO) London Awards 2018
April 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg was yesterday awarded the ‘Corporate Workplace’ award at the annual British Council of Offices (BCO) Awards in London, which recognize excellence and innovation in workplace design.
The award, which was accepted by Catriona Henderson, Head of Facilities for Bloomberg, EMEA and Simona Bencini, Partner & Architect, Foster + Partners, was judged by a panel of industry experts from the engineering, property, architecture, construction and design sectors who praised the Bloomberg project for “taking office building sustainability to unmatched levels of excellence.”
It’s one of a recent string of awards and recognitions Bloomberg London has received for its sustainable design, including two BREEAM Awards (BREEAM Award 2018 – Commercial Project – Design and BREEAM Award 2018 – Regional Award for Western Europe). In October, the building was awarded the highest BREEAM rating of any major office development in the world at design stage, with a 98.5% score.
Alan Yates, Technical Director of BRE Global’s Sustainability Group said: “What sets the Bloomberg building apart is its relentless focus on innovation and its holistic, integrated approach to sustainable construction and design. Projects like these are really important in giving confidence to the industry to experiment.”
Bloomberg now has 36 environmentally-certified offices around the world, with more than 70% of the company’s 19,000 employees occupying a LEED or BREEAM-certified office. Every decision we make around our building design takes into consideration operational efficiency and environmental sustainability. Our buildings have been designed and constructed to reduce energy and water usage, promote better indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of construction materials and waste.
It’s all part of Bloomberg’s determination to lead the way in building a more sustainable world. Over the past year, we’ve helped drive critically important progress from building design to energy consumption, which is highlighted in our latest Bloomberg Impact report, issued last week: https://www.bloomberg.com/impact/.