The look and feel of the office building itself has also increasingly become part of the identity of the company that uses it. It signals to both the outside world and employees what type of organisation occupies the building.
The UN House in Norway
The UN House is the center for United Nations Environment Program in Norway and is located on the seafront of Arendal city. The five story office building was originally raised in 1965 (by the local energy company) and was energy inefficient according to new standards, with poorly insulated walls and windows. The building was acquired in 2000 with the intention of refurbishing it into an energy efficient office that reflected the organisation’s carbon neutral objectives and commitment to environmental responsibility.
Read more about the UN House here.