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JLL becomes one of only 3 firms in the ACT to be awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating for its office fit out at Level 7, 121 Marcus Clarke Street in Canberra

The fit out was managed by JLL’s Project & Development Services Division, which recently won a Property Council of Australia award for ‘Best Workplace Project’ for JLL’s offices in Sydney

​CANBERRA, 20 JUNE 2014 – JLL has joined a small group of 3 offices in the ACT to achieve a 5 Star Green Star - Office Interiors v1.1 Certified Rating for its office fit out at Level 7, 121 Marcus Clarke Street in Canberra.

The fit out was developed and managed in-house by the firm’s Project & Development Services division.

JLL achieved the most points for measures in the ‘Indoor Environment Quality’ and ‘Materials’ categories, resulting in a rating awarded by the Green Building Council of Australia.

ACT Lead for JLL’s Project & Development Services division, Nick Forostenko said, “We invested heavily in using sustainable materials and products to create a healthy work environment, including GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia) certified furniture. Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) materials were selected as part of the fit out. 

“High scores were also recorded for ‘Management’, due to the high recycling of waste during the construction phase,” said Mr Forostenko.

JLL’s ACT Managing Director, Andrew Balzanelli said, “JLL is proud to have one of only three office fit outs in the ACT to be awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating.  We were also the first JLL office in Australia to adopt our own brand of Activity Based Working (ABW) when we moved to our Marcus Clarke offices in December 2011.

“We moved from a traditional office environment with two work settings (a desk and a meeting room) to eight different work settings designed to encourage collaboration, communication and innovation.  We expanded our tenancy at 121 Marcus Clarke Street to 1,418 square metres and now offer a choice of work settings - desk, meeting room, quiet ‘hush’ room, discussion pods, team tables, café, floor hub and ‘touch and go’ areas for short stays.

“A survey of our employees has shown that 82% of them believe the new work environment increases productivity. We are pleased to be able to offer our staff an outstanding work environment that has been recognised by the Green Building Council for its Australian excellence,” said Mr Balzanelli.