ofHaworth, Inc., global leader in the design and manufacture of furniture, has announced that its innovative space, located in Beijing's landmark Parkview Green building, has been recognized as the world's first certified LEED project under the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) new LEED version 4 beta program.
In order to achieve the certification, everything from the location of the building and its energy performance to water efficiency and indoor air quality had to be considered.
Parkview Green is located in the Chaoyang District of Beijing and provides tenants with access to quality transportation and bicycle facilities. The LEED Platinum (version 3) building is also home to a boutique hotel, commercial offices and premium retail.
Inside Parkview Green, Haworth has created the Club - an organic workspace concept that offers dynamic co-working and lounge spaces that can be used by the building's tenants, hotel guests and members in the community. At the heart of the Club's design was the concept of flexibility. Everything from partition walls, meeting rooms, huddle spaces and private focus areas can be easily rearranged to meet the day-to-day needs of its users.
"A workspace that easily responds to changing business needs over time not only saves time and money but it also reduces waste," said Steve Kooy, Haworth's global sustainability manager.
"Haworth strongly believes that this type of adaptable workspace, coupled with activity- and workstyle-based areas, is the way forward for corporations to maximize the efficiency of its real estate and the effectiveness and innovation of its people," said Rexach.