The Ul­ti­mate Of­fice

From the worm farm and the bike parks in the base­ment to the rooftop gar­den, this build­ing is de­signed to work – for the or­gan­i­sa­tion and the staff.

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Base­ment bike parks and shower/change fa­cil­i­ties: En­cour­ag­ing staff to cy­cle to work

Of ce ser­vices (power, data, water and air con­di­tion­ing) run through the oor for ease of ad­just­ment and move

ef cient low ve­loc­ity air dis­tri­bu­tion

Graphic by Jas­max Base­ment worm farm: Pro­cesses

food scraps from staff

Buy En­vi­ron­men­tal Choice NZ certi ed prod­ucts. 25 This is one of the most ro­bust certi cations in the world and their certi ed mem­bers have just about every­thing you will need for your of ce. For a list of of ce prod­ucts see www.en­viro-choice.org.nz Sus­tain­able sources tim­bers 24

through-out of ce Low VOC paint and oor­ings: 23 Re­cy­clable back­ing on car­pet

Low PVC con­tent in build­ing ma­te­ri­als 22 In­te­rior plant­ing: Ex­ten­sive plant­ing 21

pro­vides a more pleas­ant work environment and cleans the of ce air

Smart light­ing sys­tem: LED light­ing 20 which is cu­bi­cle-speci c. Af­ter-hours vis­i­tors can punch in a code to have the ac­cess to their work­sta­tion and their

work­sta­tion lit only Adopt­ing the new green of ce stan­dard of 19

400 lux light­ing at desk sur­face, light­ing on day­light sen­sors to en­sure dimmed or off when bright out­side, all pub­lic spa­ces in­clud­ing meet­ing rooms hav­ing lights on

PIR sen­sors (move­ment)

Sus­tain­ably pro­duced of ce fur­ni­ture 18

Low- ow uri­nals, taps and show­ers 17 Re­gen­er­a­tive-load lifts: Elec­tric­ity 16 is pro­duced when the lift is

mov­ing down Ex­ten­sive re­cy­cling: Glass, pa­per, 15

card­board and plas­tic re­cy­cling

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