That’s One Smart Building!
We have officially moved into our new Passive House head office and we are so excited to announce that we have successfully completed all our Passive House testing! We are now waiting for the final review of our results and official Passive House certification from the International Passive House Institute. On our previous blog post we discussed encapsulating the value Charter provides to clients through our smart building. In this blog we will share some of our building’s smart capabilities that we are proud of.
Better Space Utilization
We have aligned our layout with staff groupings that we believe to be most efficient. Our sensors feed this information into our buildings network for space analysis to ensure we are utilizing our spaces in the most effective ways. In the centre of our building is our gathering stairwell, open to our upper floor allowing staff to communicate and visibly see both floors (stay tuned for pictures after our Grand Opening).
Increased efficiencies to the overall business
Our building is fitted with the latest technologies, one being our High Definition video systems, allowing us to spend less time traveling and more time face to face with our other offices and customers out of town – better on the environment and better on the business. Our wireless network not only delivers us with connectivity but also gives us additional censoring and asset tracking throughout our building, providing location services within a meter. Finally, after three years we have consolidated our fast-growing head office into one office location, increasing our collaboration among our various departments and executive.
We are proud to lead the charge on sustainable, energy efficient buildings that utilize technology to advance our corporate goals and ensure we do our part in reducing our energy consumption and CO2 emissions. This building aligns with what we want for our future, our clients and represents Charter’s values in a physical form.