Central St Giles, London
In 2011, Mindshare and Burson-Marsteller moved into new offices at Central St Giles, London. The new building, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, is rated ‘Excellent’ under BREEAM. Its environmental features include a water recycling system for both rainwater and cooling water, a biomass boiler that uses sustainably-sourced wood pellets, and green roofs that will soak up excess rainfall and prevent heat build-up in the summer.
The Mindshare and Burson-Marsteller offices were fitted out with energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning throughout, as well as low-flow water fittings and sustainably-sourced construction materials. All hardwood used for the fit-out was either reclaimed or came from certified sustainable forests. Mindshare and Burson-Marsteller are also certifying their office fit-out to the Ska Rating – an environmental labelling system designed to rate and compare the environmental performance of fit-out projects.
A green lease has also been negotiated to encourage greater co-operation between the landlord and tenants on reducing environmental impacts.
Milanofiori 2000, Milan
GroupM and WPP Group Real Estate participated in the design of GroupM’s new Milan office at the Milanofiori 2000 complex to help create a more energy-efficient workplace.
The building will be equipped with energy-efficient lighting and heating and cooling systems that include heat-recovery chillers. This energy-efficient equipment requires higher levels of capital expenditure but will bring considerable savings over the length of the lease from reduced energy and maintenance costs.
The building management system will enable energy use to be accurately measured and monitored on each floor, helping to achieve further savings.