Case Studies

The benefits of healthy, sustainable buildings are clear, but how are these ideas implemented? Download our case studies to see how lives are being made better by sustainable innovations in buildings around the world.
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YORK HOUSE

Company: British Land
Location: London, UK
Priorities: Daylighting, biophilia, active design
Results: Total of 800 plants in the office; improved air quality and ventilation

CHESHIRE OAKS

Company: Marks & Spencer
Location: Cheshire, UK
Priorities: Natural materials, daylighting
Results: 22% increase in employee satisfaction surveys; Over 80% customer satisfaction

OFFICE AIR QUALITY & VENTILATION

Company: Turkish Contractors Association
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Priorities: Ventilation, Thermal comfort

ECCLESALL ROAD

Company: Marks & Spencer
Location: Sheffield, UK
Focus: Lighting, Decreased water use

OFFICE DAYLIGHTING

Company: Microsoft MDOC
Location: Beijing, China
Priorities: Daylighting, Lighting

OWNER & MANAGER IMPROVEMENTS

Company: JLL and Legal & General
Location: Cambridge and Northhampton, UK
Focus: Customer perceptions; Comparison of footfall and dwell time across spaces

INTERIOR LAYOUT IMPROVEMENTS

Company: Plantronics
Location: Swindon, United Kingdom
Priorities: Collaborative layout
Results: Post fit-out absenteeism reduced from 12.7 to 3.5% and workspace satisfaction has risen from 61 to 85%

ECONOMIC METRICS IN NEWRIVER RETAIL SHOPPING CENTRES

Company: Cushman & Wakefield and NewRiver Retail
Location: United Kingdom (various)
Focus: Economic metrics; Dwell time; Frequency; Average Spend; Conversion

LOCATION AND AMENITIES

Company: Isagen
Location: Medellin, Columbia
Priorities: Amenities, Social inclusion

CUSTOMER PERCEPTION OF PUBLIC REALM IMPROVEMENTS

Company: The Crown Estate
Location: Regent Street, London, United Kingdom
Focus: Public realm; Outdoor air quality; Customer perceptions; Customer satisfaction

NOISE AND ACOUSTICS

Company: BHP Biliton
Location: Perth, Australia
Priorities: Acoustics, Flexible workstations

MASHPEE COMMONS

Company: Cornish Associates
Location: Massachusetts, United States

VIEWS AND BIOPHILIA

Company: Bioconstrucción y Energia Alternativa
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Priorities: Views, Biophilia

 
 

LOOK AND FEEL

Company: Sphera
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Priorities: Colours, Materials, Daylight, Ventilation

 
 

ATRIUM 1 BUILDING

Company: Skanska
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Priorities: Reduced energy, Thermal comfort