Given the rapid development of the sustainable products industry, it may cost you money not to take up some of the environmentally responsible innovations on offer.
Can you improve both the environment and the bottom line with your workplace?
The designers behind some of the country’s newest workplaces and fit-outs are confident it can be done.
Occupants of Green Star-rated workplaces use substantially less electricity and water, have cleaner air and produce fewer greenhouses gas emissions than those working in the average Australian city building.
But, in addition, according to the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), productivity in Green Star-assessed workplaces is often boosted by up to 15 per cent. And buildings that use sustainable technologies can also help attract the best human resources and win clients.
The Green Building Council of Australia is a membership organisation that promotes environmentally responsible building practices and operates the Green Star building rating system.
Can your current workplace claim it will deliver operational savings as well as improve the wellbeing of its occupants?
With the built environment responsible for 23 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the GBCA, we take a look at just some of the cutting edge (and often cost-cutting) green initiatives incorporated into some of the world’s newest workspaces.