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WWF-Australia: Built environment sustainability through tenancy fit-out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.15am for 8.30 – 9.30am (Includes light breakfast)
Thursday 10 April 2014 or
Friday 11 April 2014
Level 1, 1 Smail Street, Ultimo (near Broadway Shopping Centre)


When WWF-Australia set about finding a new workspace for their head office in Sydney, key priorities included sustainability merits, value per square metre and aligning to the organisation’s culture.

However, alongside the usual selection criteria of location, office grade and technical requirements, WWF were keen to take on a ‘best practice’ approach to their new lease. This meant weighing up operational expenditure, environmental performance, brand, as well as the opportunity to provide an innovative and flexible working environment for their staff.

Join CitySwitch to hear about WWF’s journey, learn from their experience with implementing a green lease, the influence that the CitySwitch Green Office program had on their fit out and piloting the new Green Star Interiors tool.
 

Speakers:

Natalie Roberts, Operations and Facilities Manager, WWF-Australia
Natalie Roberts is the National Operations and Facilities Manager for WWF-Australia and supports  their offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra & Perth. Natalie headed up WWF-Australia’s Green Star fit-out in a 100 year old building in Sydney. Natalie worked closely with established networks in the City of Sydney’s Better Buildings Partnership, which supported the move to the organisation’s first ‘Green Lease’ as well as CitySwitch Green Office for ongoing operational efficiency.

Karen Garrett, DesignEco
Karen Garrett from DesignEco is an Interior Designer and Green Star Accredited Professional. Karen was engaged by WWF to consult and lead the project through the new Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star Interiors Pilot.
 
RSVP
RSVP is essential by Friday 4 April to Christina Hughes at Christina@netbalance.com  or phone 0422 331 695. Please indicate which morning you would prefer to attend.

WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s leading, independent conservation organisation. Founded in 1961, they are active in over 100 countries and have close to five million supporters internationally.

 

 

 



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