Atlanta -- Interface officially opened its new global headquarters in Midtown Atlanta. Base Camp, as named by employees, incorporates design features that benefit employees and the environment, supporting the company's global initiative to create inspiring spaces for employees and customers. Previously dispersed among several locations, Interface's Atlanta employees now have a unified and more collaborative workplace. Base Camp's design offers flexibility in how and where employees work within the office.
"Base Camp reflects who we are, what we do best, and the core values we live every day," said Jay Gould, Interface CEO. "Our new work home exemplifies sustainability best practices and our continued commitment to eliminate negative impacts on the environment."
Developed and designed in partnership with JLL, Perkins+Will, MSTSD and Parkside Partners, the 40,000-square-foot headquarters takes into consideration elements of sustainability, well-being and biophilic design to offer employees, customers and partners a modern, convenient, healthy and collaborative environment to learn, work, play and refresh. The design-forward building also functions as a living showroom for Interface's extensive line of flooring collections.
"Every aspect of the building's design, seen and unseen, is collaborative and restorative in nature," said Gould. "Base Camp is a vibrant hub where we come together in our journey to create a climate fit for life with better products, happier people and ultimately a healthier planet. It is a place to problem-solve, rest, recover and celebrate accomplishments. It is, like Interface, a place that positively impacts the people within it and the environment around it."
Targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Platinum certification, the building uses 48% less energy than code requires and houses a 15,000-gallon water collection system for flush fixtures. To minimize waste, design and construction teams recycled and donated building materials, with total waste diversion at 93%. The building's exterior features a forest-inspired building wrap that provides natural light and reduces heat.
The company is also applying for WELL certification and prioritized employee health and well-being throughout Base Camp. The building's expansive staircase, designed to encourage movement, leads to a rooftop space that brings nature directly into the workspace. Wellness and restorative rooms are available for employee relaxation, and community gathering spaces allow for improved teamwork. Base Camp also features robust water and air filtration systems, treating drinking water with UV light, rather than chlorine.
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