Cushman & Wakefield has launched a green initiative among tenants of office buildings under its management. Establishing an environmentally-friendly workplace requires limited financial and organizational input. A handful of simple solutions and a change in internal procedures may be all that it takes. For the first day of spring Cushman & Wakefield has organized another campaign of collecting waste electrical and electronic equipment in cooperation with Stena Recycling, this time at the Metropolitan office building in Warsaw.
Piotr Brzostek, Operations Manager, Property & Asset Management Department, Cushman & Wakefield, said: “The first day of spring is a great opportunity to launch some green initiatives to reduce energy consumption in office buildings, which may reduce operating costs and the adverse impact of our operations on the natural environment. Cushman & Wakefield has prepared a Green Guide for office managers highlighting simple green solutions.”
According to Cushman & Wakefield’s data, a total space of LEED or BREEAM certified office buildings and those currently undergoing certification stands at more than 2 million square metres (existing buildings, buildings under construction and schemes with the planned delivery by 2018). Such certification is proof that an office building has been designed according to sustainability standards and employs technologies to reduce water and energy consumption.
Piotr Brzostek said: “There are a growing number of modern office buildings offering green credentials, but occupiers can also influence the operation and management of such buildings. That’s why undertaking initiatives to promote a more sustainable approach among tenants is so important. For example as much as 75% of office materials can be recycled while electricity accounts for up to 30% of the property’s operating costs.”