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Workplace Design Designing and running sustainable workplaces
  • Workplace design badge
A sustainable workspace is one that creates a positive environment for the people who work in it, while reducing the negative environmental impacts of running and maintaining the space. For a sustainable approach, start with the design of the building and interiors, but consider aspects such as materials, finishes, insulation and options for heating, cooling, cooking, social interaction and transport.
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How to earn this badge

If you do eight or more of these you will earn a Workplace Design Badge.

  1. Design maximizes the availability of cooling breezes
  2. We use natural ventilation and lighting wherever possible
  3. There is insulation to all walls and ceilings
  4. Construction materials are made from renewable resources
  5. The building uses renewable energy supplies
  6. Paints, varnishes and finishes are produced with no or low volatile organic compounds and are not toxic
  7. Overall space used is minimized
  8. There is no air conditioning
  9. If air conditioning is on windows and doors are closed
  10. If air conditioning is used thermostats are set at 24-26 degrees in hot weather and 18-19 degrees in cold weather
  11. Gas or green energy is used for cooking and heating

How to add a badge to your profile

Sign in and go to your member profile page, then select 'Review my badges'. Follow the 'Read more' links to check the actions for each badge, and tick checkboxes for any badges you have earned. Once you've clicked the 'save' button, the selected badges will display on your profile.

Remember, Green Street Badges rely on each member's honest declaration of what they are doing to be sustainable, so check the actions for each badge carefully!