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green-beancase study Macquarie Group, Shelley Street, Sydney

Business case and outcomes

Relocation from Sydney CBD to Shelley Street in 2009. A realisation that the move could be used as a catalyst for a new way of working and new culture. Adoption of activity based working for 3000 people.

  • 93% of people said no when asked if they’d prefer to return to their old way of working
  • 59% of people said they felt they were ‘more effective’ in their new environment
  • BFS accommodated 350 new employees without making a change to their workplace
  • BFS moved over 200 people in an afternoon without the involvement of BSD or ITG
  • 40% reduction in electricity consumption compared to the former workplace (laptops use 10% of PC power)
  • Laptop use reduces carbon emissions by 8,000 tonnes p.a.
  • 78% reduction in paper storage (5km of linear shelving down to 1 km)
  • 52% reduction in printing – equates to 42 tonnes of paper p.a.
  • No more than 80% of the building’s population come on any day
  • 50% reduction in lift traffic due to the internal stair
  • Over 70% of people have bought a family member or friend to see their workspace

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