Today, Bloomberg’s sustainability initiatives are built into our everyday lives at work. Our coffee cups are compostable. Lights and screens shut down when not in use. Our printers default to double-sided printing, and most office paper has recycled content. But just ten years ago, our global offices looked very different.
By identifying areas of opportunity across the company to decrease our environmental impact, we’ve been able to make our company more efficient and resilient, while transforming our culture and avoiding $116 million in operating costs.
At the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM), we strive to make the WELL Building StandardTM (WELLTM) as accessible, impactful and localized as possible for global users. One of our key initiatives that sits at the heart of that goal is crosswalks. These resources are intended to identify synergies between WELL and other global building rating systems, and streamline efforts for projects seeking a dual rating by acknowledging where WELL requirements are deemed equivalent or aligned with aspects of the alternate building rating tool.
by Nicole Munoz; (Original Publication by Laboratory Equipment)
by Nicole Muñoz, SCS Global Services
Since the medical care system first embraced health and wellness as a core business paradigm, hospitals, healthcare workers and patients alike have reaped the benefits. Healthcare workers have fewer sick days, reduced medical expenses and greater workplace satisfaction, leading to increased employee retention.
Architects, designers, and contractors are now commonly engaged in new construction, renovation and redesign projects intended to have smallest environmental and climate footprint possible. The factors that contribute to “green buildings” are fairly intuitive: energy efficiency and alternative energy sources, reduced water consumption, utilization of recycled materials, and low-emitting building materials and maintenance products. Building codes, owner specifications, and market demand are driving this trend around the world.
LONDON, January 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – BRE and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today released a new, improved briefing paper that outlines how projects may achieve both a certified BREEAM rating and WELL Certification.
We’ve long known that advancement is best fostered through collaboration. As we strive to promote health and wellness in buildings and communities across the globe, we are continuously impressed by local initiatives, companies and industry professionals who are leading the way and finding innovative approaches to advance healthy buildings.
Norman Foster’s new Bloomberg HQ is a triumph of green design and a lesson in good manners for future development in the Square Mile
By Robert Bevan
Not many will mourn the passing of Bucklersbury House and Temple Court. Designed in 1953 for a site next to the Mansion House and completed five years later, they set the architectural direction for the post-war City of London. At 14 and 15 storeys high, they were the first office buildings to break the 100ft height limit, entirely ignore the street pattern and prioritise parking at the expense of pedestrians.
Sets new standard in sustainable office design with highest BREEAM rating under latest scheme
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Opening later this month in the city of London, Bloomberg's new European headquarters is the world's most sustainable office building, as designed. The building achieved an 'Outstanding' rating against the BREEAM sustainability assessment method, with a 98.5% score.