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Flexible, Functional Workplaces - By Sheila Kim

Sustainability Is the Status Quo
Green design of yore used to be a specialty and-let's be honest-
aesthetically unappealing. But, thanks to breakthroughs in manufacturing
and forward design thinking, sustainability is encountered almost
everywhere and is no longer an eyesore. Now, it's more a matter of just
how green the client is willing to go.
Perkins+Will and Unilever went so far as to stipulate and guarantee
certain energy-use levels in a contract with the site's developer. The
architects employed several strategies to ensure these numbers, such
as retrofitting all lamps to LED light sources, replacing exterior-facing
windows with high-performance double-pane products, installing skylights
in the new Marketplace roof to reduce the space's need for artificial
lighting, and implementing some 15,000 sensors across the buildings to
track occupancy patterns. The latter move uncovered that the majority
of employees worked from home on summer Fridays, so Unilever realized
it could open just one of the buildings and the Marketplace on summer
Fridays, enabling its facility managers to shut down heating, ventilating,
and air-conditioning (HVAC) and lighting in the remaining buildings. For
transparency, real-time energy usage always is displayed on screens in
the main entrance and reception area. Together with mindful specification
of products, these strategies earned the project the U.S. Green Building
Council's LEED Platinum certification and an award from USGBC's
New Jersey chapter (USGBC NJ).
In Tysons (a community in Fairfax County, Virginia), financial concern
Capital One achieved LEED Gold for its recently completed office tower
using similar means as the aforementioned. Its daylighting strategy pairs
LED lamping and expanses of high-performance glazing with automated
window shades, for example. The project also boasts centralized trash
and recycling bins, as well as dedicated receptacles for composting. And,
rainwater harvesting supplies unpotable-but-reusable water for site irrigation
and toilet flushing.

Comfortable
seating areas,
rich with
natural light,
offer more
casual meeting
and working
spaces for
Capital One
employees.

For Unilever, the central
atrium-like "Marketplace"
offers employees a change
of scenery-for a brief
respite or for collaboration.
(Image: Garrett Rowland)

(Image:
Jarrett Hendrix)

Just like sustainable design, which
grew from a niche category into
a universal one, occupant wellness
is rapidly becoming a norm.

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