It is some years since Ogier and Camerons Ltd won the Jersey Electricity Environmental Award for setting a new benchmark in corporate sustainability and environmental responsibility with their design and construction of Ogier House - the first building in the Channel Islands constructed to BREEAM standards and awarded a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ on its completion in 2010. But around the world new technologies are helping to create ever more greener, more sustainable buildings.
The Edge, in Amsterdam, is officially the greenest office building in the world. Developed by OVG Real Estate, the sophisticated design, combined with smart and advanced technology, resulted in a 98.36% (BREEAM-NL) sustainability score for the building. The Edge sheds new light on real estate in the future: buildings that generate more energy than they consume.
It's also the testing ground for a radical, highly connected new way of working, where employees have no set workspaces and can dial in their individual climate and lighting preferences via an app. Bloomberg Businessweek's Tom Randall got a first-hand look at the inner workings of this office of the future. (Video by: Justin Beach, Brandon Lisy, Alan Jeffries) (Source: Bloomberg)
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