We decided to certify our office because of both care about the natural environment and sustainable development, which are the elements of the corporation culture of JLL in Poland and abroad – says Tomasz Trzósło, Managing Director of JLL in Poland.
The certification process has already started at the design stage. We defined our preferred technological solutions and we discussed such details as the type of flooring or other finishing materials at the stage of designing our new office. Thanks to the implemented solutions and procedures, the office of JLL – as the first office in Poland – was granted the BREEAM certificate at the Very Good level – explains Regina Gul, Senior Project Director, BREEAM Assessor, BREEAM In-Use Auditor, JLL, responsible for certification.
The new office of JLL is equipped with solutions which save electricity consumption and which evince care about comfort of the users. For instance, the point LED lighting and fluorescent lamps with electronic ballasts were mounted on the entire area of the office and thus the artificial lighting does not cause eye strain. Additionally, the zone lighting with the possibility of turning on and turning off the light was installed in a given area. The work stations were placed in a way to provide employees with an access to a daylight and a beautiful view. The areas of JLL are equipped with electricity metering on each tier occupied by the company, which work on a remote basis enabling the constant control of electricity consumption.
Additionally, the bigger than normative amount of ventilation per person blows in the offices. The employees can regulate the air conditioning and the temperature in their zones adjusting them to their needs. The finishing materials such as wallpapers, paints, varnishes and glues of low content of the unsafe volatile organic compounds used in the office meet the strict European norms.
The rule of waste segregation is applied on the entire area of the office. The recycle bins under desks are replaced with the special boxes for different waste placed in chosen spots in the office. Plastic bottles of water are not used any more.
The office of JLL occupies four floors in Warsaw Spire (the company is to occupy 9 floors as a target). The complex was awarded BREEAM at the Excellent level. The authors of the arrangement concept and the general contractor was Tétris, company of JLL Group.