LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Amidst rising occupancy costs, companies are tasked with creating a user experience, in part through technology, that makes employees more efficient and effective, and that makes the office the preferred place to work, according to CBRE Research’s latest
It sounds simple, but a recent report by the University of Twente, VU Amsterdam and CBRE suggest it’s true. The study of 124 employees at CBRE’s Amsterdam office found that adding plants to the office floor boosted engagement in 76 percent of the workers surveyed. Happiness went up in 78 percent of employees, while feelings of healthiness improved in 65 percent.
Citigroup’s new One Bay East office, located in the heart of the Kowloon financial district, has become Hong Kong’s first LEED Platinum and WELL Silver Pre-Certified space.
Since first advising the bank on the acquisition of the tower for a record $700 million in 2014, CBRE have provided project and change management at the tower to deliver the most highly certified building in Hong Kong.
Be it a yard, a nearby park or a terrace, outdoor space is a much desired amenity for house hunters everywhere. Combine that with an increased awareness and interest in where our food is coming from, and you’ve got a fertile environment for community gardens.
And while such spots are unquestionably great for growing vegetables, builders and developers are finding that they might also be good for growing sales.
New certification measures impact of office design and environment on employee wellness
LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) announced today that its Vancouver office has achieved WELL Certification at the gold level for New and Existing Interiors by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™). CBRE’s office space is the first to receive the prestigious distinction in Vancouver, awarded based on IWBI’s WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), the premier building standard to focus on enhancing employees’ health and wellness through the built environment.
On May 15, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance announced the 2017 Green Lease Leaders at the Better Buildings Summit in Washington, D.C. This year’s Green Lease Leader portfolio, which collectively spans almost 200 million square feet of commercial, retail and industrial buildings across North America, recognizes companies who effectively leverage their lease as a smart tool to achieve higher energy and water savings.
Given the lack of sleep, jumbled schedules and general unpredictability of the situation, mixing work with life as a new parent is never going to be easy.
Nonetheless, there are steps workplaces can take to ease the load for employees with young children. All manner of things, ranging from strategically placed refrigerators to flexible policies around off-site working, play a role in making the kid-work balancing act a little less hectic.
CBRE recognized for its ongoing commitment to protect the environment
LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) with a 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. This marks the tenth consecutive year that CBRE has been recognized for ENERGY STAR performance.
How much of an impact can one million trees make? What about approximately $3.2 billion worth? According to a recent study from The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization, an investment in tree planting in 245 of the world’s largest cities could improve the health of millions by helping to reduce pollution-related deaths and lowering overall city temperatures.