World Wildlife Fund

Tenant Interiors 1st Floor North

This project entailed the renovation and reconfiguration of World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 1st floor restaurant space into supplementary office space. This renovation was special as it represented a double paradigm shift for this conservation organization. WWF reduced employee space standards by eliminating innumerable closed offices and minimizing their size where they were provided. Accommodations were made as an alternative to having full offices, and workstations for those who are not often in the office or for those who telecommute. Working in concert to meet the LEED® for Existing Building (LEED-EB) building’s overall certification, WWF created a more sustainable space with a LEED® Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) Platinum Certification. WWF will use this space as a test case to monitor changes in absenteeism and productivity as compared to the same business groups in more traditional spaces. There has been a long-standing belief that sustainable spaces boost productivity and worker morale. This provided the opportunity to prove there is a return on investment, for the technology as well as the bolstered employee productivity, thus substantiating that this program should be implemented on the other floors of the building.