- at least 80% of the main parts of the building (foundation, interior walls and insultation) have been sustainably sourced. All of the wood is certified as coming from sustainable sources
- 330 solar panels have been installed on the roof. (In total, 2,681 solar panels have been installed on parking garages, as well as on buildings 10, 50 and 60.)
- a thermal energy storage system allows heat to be stored in summer and reused in winter; conversely, cold is stored in winter to reuse in summer. The result is that no natural gas is
needed to heat the building. This system was already proving its worth in Building 50
- systems have been installed to reduce water usage in bathrooms, detect leaks and collect rainwater
- and energy efficient lighting systems and elevators add to the building’s sustainability
Building 60 has also been designed with sustainable transport solutions in mind:
- indoor space is available to park 180 bicycles and there is a facility to charge e-bikes
- access to showers, changing rooms and lockers
- charging points for electric cars are available
- an area has been set aside for car-share parking.
New campus in North America
We’re expanding and building new North American headquarters in Marietta, Georgia, which is expected to be inaugurated in summer 2022. The new campus will serve about 1,000 employees, who can enjoy walking trails and green spaces, along with a fitness centre and a full-service cafeteria. The campus is built with sustainability as a starting point, including a solar panel array off-setting 25% of electricity needs, rainwater capture for irrigation and plumbing, efficient HVAC systems and electric-vehicle charging stations.
Building 60 has been audited by the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method). It received an ‘outstanding’ rating – the highest available under this method of certification. In addition, another office on campus (built prior to Building 60), Building 50, received a rating of ‘excellent’ from BREEAM. The new main building in Marietta, Georgia will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) GOLD certified, which is a green building certification programme used worldwide.