Sustainability: the Living Office at AEM Group

Sustainability is about more than just saving energy. It’s about developing a system to make the work environment more comfortable and pleasant while saving energy and becoming more efficient with materials. It’s about making the workplace a nicer place to be. As our first step in developing a method of developing sustainability, we put ourselves through the process which we call the Living Office Project.

The project was introduced to AEM Group in three general stages: energy profiling, energy audit analysis and continuing energy accounting. Although the stages have the term “energy” in the title, they expand into the fields of environment, sustainability, and materiality.

Through several stages of web-based research, focus groups, testing, and feedback, the Living Office Project helps to refine AEM Group’s energy policy and awareness. The project builds a foundation to facilitate the renewal of and improvements to office sustainability and energy consciousness in general.