As the broader population increases its environmental awareness, discernible changes in people’s perceptions about the environment and their role as good environmental citizens are becoming apparent. As a result, incorporating sustainable attributes into buildings and your workplace has been widely accepted as an essential measure for positive social perceptions by organisations, as well as providing economic and environmental benefits. The common term used when describing an environmentally responsible building or workspace is ‘Green’ or ‘Sustainable’.
This white paper by Axiom Projects has been created to inform anyone considering workplace changes, how they can incorporate ‘Green’ elements into their new design. Firstly we establish the definition of a Green/sustainable building, next giving examples of ways a company can reduce their environmental footprint in relation to their office, before moving into the benefits of a green workplace on aspects such as energy expenditure to increased productivity from office staff.