Sustainable Office

Posted by Adam Flowers / 31 August 2012


The Environmental Protection Authority has just moved into their new offices in the ANZ Tower on Wellington's Lambton Quay, and the initial feedback from the staff is fantastic.

We welcome the EPA to thier new home, and hope they continue to enjoy their bright, fresh and exciting new offices.

Connectivity, sustainability and efficiency were the design drivers behind the fitout. Care was taken to maximise the clear uninterrupted workspace areas so that staff can see each other across the office and have views out of the building in multiple directions . Seating layouts aim to maximise the amount of full height glass available and thereby increase the daylighting into the workspace. Offices and meeting rooms have been clustered to the centre of the plan and around the lift core, to maximise the open-plan areas and improve the efficiency of the plan. Glazed partitions increase the connectivity across the floor, and improves daylight penetration.

Sensible environmentally sustainable design principles have been incorporated into the fitout, which has targeted sustainable materials and energy efficiency. Environmentally preferable materials include cork, linoleum' low-emission MDF for joinery, carpet tiles with recycled nylon and end-of-life recyclability, ‘Bulletin Board’ cork and linseed oil pin-boards. Structured planters across the tops of storage units bring a healthy dose of greenery into the workspace. Recycling and green compost bins have been built into the kitchen joinery Energy efficiency initiatives include lighting controls which incorporate both motion detection and daylight  harvesting to minimise artificial lighting levels, low energy, long-life fluorescent and LED light fittings throughout, manual control air fans to meeting rooms, point-of-use water heating for kitchens.

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