If you have a desire to make your industry, company or community more environmentally-friendly, but don’t know where to start, then join us as we share real stories, inspiration and support to help you step up and make your voice heard. You don’t have to be a #sustainability expert to make a real difference.
The theme of this year’s Environment Day is ‘Time #ForNature’. During lockdown, many of us have realised the value and healing powers of nature. Now it’s time to #buildbackbetter, what could you do to make your business a force for good? Let’s go on this journey together. Every week we’ll focus on a topic with videos, inspiring articles and worksheets.
To begin this journey, we will: 1) By May 2020, establish and commit to targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. 2) Publicly report on our emissions and progress each year. 3) Publish research or thought leadership on practical steps to deliver a net zero greenhouse gas economy.
We’re delighted to announce that Woking Borough Council has been awarded a Fitwel Certification System 1 Star Rating for their Civic Offices in Woking town centre. This makes Woking the first local authority and public sector organisation in both Europe and the UK to receive this award demonstrating their commitment to the health and wellbeing of staff and residents. Element 4 Group Ltd is proud to have assisted Woking Borough Council to become part of the global movement in Building Health for All.
A newly published directory shows that Element 4’s Georgia Elliott-Smith is the world’s leading Fitwel consultant on schemes outside the USA, with more projects having achieved or working towards certification than any other practice.
The global Fitwel project directory, published on 9th August by the Center for Active Design, shows that worldwide Perkins & Will and Gensler lead the pack, but between them have only seven projects outside the USA. Georgia is in third place globally with eight projects, all in the UK. WSP and Arup have six and four projects respectively.
80% of Fitwel-certified properties are currently in the USA, but uptake of the standard is quickly growing elsewhere.