Integrating sustainability into office interiors – Opportunities and Challenges for businesses

Research shows that green office space offers an array of advantages over traditional building design in terms of reduced running cost and increased employee health and productivity. Greener, more attractive working environments not only help increase productivity, but also offer added health benefits such as lower stress levels, which reduce sickness and absenteeism. Workers also tend to stay at their jobs longer, reducing the costs of recruiting and training new staff which often has a major impact on the bottom line.

But when it comes to renting or retrofitting office space, is sustainability or employee well-being a key consideration factor. Or are rentals and the cost of retrofitting/ renovating an office still the main deciding factor, especially among the SMEs?

How can sustainable design be the key factor in the decision process? Is recyclable, reusable and sustainable material selection encouraged in the design and construction/ retrofitting process? What other issues affect the design of a sustainable office premise and how can tenants choose what is most suitable for them based on their resources and needs.

Ultimately, what is the value of a green office premise? Also, what is the role of the other stakeholders in a green office and can more be done to encourage the uptake of a greener and healthier office space?

Join us for this networking session of 2015 to discuss the above issues! This event is open to Global Compact Network Singapore members and UNGC members only on a first-come-first served basis. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon successful registration.

Please register through this link.

Contact Global Compact Network Singapore if you are not a member yet.

This event is organised by Global Compact Network Singapore and hosted by Ascendas.

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