Developing a good workplace strategy clearly involves addressing the issue of sustainability from the outset. Building sustainability really involves future proofing and future proofing should always be front and centre of any good office design. New working practices and technologies mean that the modern office can be much more efficient than ever before.

It's also important to consider the credentials of your business in the field of Energy Reporting. The NHQ consultants can advise on you range of frameworks including RICS Ska, the principal assessment method for office fit-out projects; BREEAM, suitable for larger scale projects and addressing a number of life-cycle stages such as New Construction, Refurbishment and In-Use, and LEED, the US parallel of BREEAM.

At NHQ, we take a holistic approach to help you make sure every element of your office design is as sustainable as possible. Whether you are wanting to move into a purpose built premises or refurbishing existing offices in an old building, we can find the right solution for you.

We can also include designs and technologies that encourage workers to ‘hot desk’, work remotely and meet virtually. These include ‘follow me’ printers and phones, high-speed HD communications solutions, as well as central storage units negating the need for individual desk drawers.

Such efficient workspaces minimise carbon footprints associated with travelling, larger floor plans, and large numbers of people gathered in one place.

Finally, when creating your ideal office our office refurbishment & design team of experts will do their best to source and use sustainable or recycled materials.