Now, the subject is being put under the spotlight by green office design experts Morgan Lovell in a series of podcasts which reveal that 45 per cent of UK carbon emissions are coming from our offices, as well as homes and public buildings.
The podcast is part of a series being produced bi-monthly by Morgan Lovell, where listeners can hear about the latest trends, technology and people in the world of sustainable office design.
This first episode includes an interview with Paul King of the UK Green Building Council, who gives some amazing facts about the carbon emissions of buildings. A tour of a sustainable workplace and insight from the public at large about the environmental credentials of their workplace are also featured.
To download the latest episode, log on to www.morganlovell.com/podcasts or subscribe via iTunes.
Paul Kelly, head of marketing at Morgan Lovell, presents the first episode. He said: This podcast demonstrates that carbon emissions from buildings represent a large slice of the pie.
The episode includes a reporter walking the streets of London, asking people how green is your office? The results of which are pretty surprising.
The podcast also features a tour of one of the greenest offices in the UK, Morgan Lovells own London headquarters.
Morgan Lovells London office based in Noel Street, Soho, scored the highest BREEAM rating ever for an office refurbishment of its type in the UK, winning both a Green Apple and BIFM Award and the company has made the Sunday Times Best Green Companies list in 2008 and 2009.
A podcast is a pre-recorded radio show that is posted for download on the internet, typically on iTunes. Users subscribe to a podcast and download individual episodes to their iPods or MP3 players to listen whilst commuting, exercising or at home.
For a direct link to Morgan Lovells green office podcast at iTunes log on to http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-green-office/id360984495
Editors notes: Located in London, Birmingham and the Thames Valley, Morgan Lovell is the UKs leading office interior design, fit out and refurbishment specialist. With its own teams of designers, surveyors and project managers, the company can design, manage and deliver entire projects, with the benefit of just one point of contact.
It is part of Morgan Sindall plc, a top UK construction and regeneration group which operates through five divisions of fit out, construction, infrastructure services, affordable housing and urban regeneration, which are supported by two specialist units of investments and professional services.
Morgan Lovell is a licensed BREEAM Offices Assessment Organisation. This means it is now licensed to measure the sustainability score of an office in order to identify ways companies can reduce high energy usage and waste, whilst increasing comfort and satisfaction for users of the building.
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