Brookfield: First RESET Net Zero, Carbon Neutral Office Interior
2022-11-16 14:20:55

      Brookfield has completed a ground-breaking new office that serves as a living lab for measuring health and sustainability.
The new office design serves as an example of what is possible for Brookfield tenants, establishing a new kind of baseline for interior fit-outs: one in which all high impact sustainability data is measured. 
The RESET Standard was used to measure and certify the performance of the new office in construction and operations, across six areas of impact with the following outcomes:
Construction (Embodied Impact)
41% reduction in carbon emissions from construction (compared to standard offices*)
10% recycled content (4.0 times better than standard offices*)
34% recyclability or biodegradability at the end of life (5.9 times better than standard offices*)
22% total circularity (5.3 times better than standard offices*)
Additionally, 73% of the furniture was reused from the previous office
13% of all product chemistry was known and 100% free of red-listed chemicals (2.0 times better than standard offices*)
Special target Achievement: Carbon Neutral 
100% of remaining carbon emissions from construction offset via China Certification Emission Reduction (CCER) credits

Based on aggregated RESET project data.

Use (Operational Impact)
Standardized and audited real-time monitoring of direct energy use
 Health & Air Quality:
Standardized and audited real-time monitoring and benchmarking of air quality
 Health & Water Quality:
Standardized and audited real-time monitoring and benchmarking of water quality

   Special Target: Net Zero Carbon Standardized and audited metering of renewable production and carbon reductions, and continuous tracking against energy use (scopes 1 & 2).Net Zero Carbon and Carbon Neutrality
A significant part of making sustainability visible and measurable was the addition of solar panels on the roof of One East, Brookfield’s flagship property in which the new office resides.

    Provided by Brookfield Renewables, the solar panels have enabled the office to operate net-zero carbon on scope 1 & 2 emissions since its first day of use. Surplus energy will be used to help other tenants reduce their scope 1 & 2 emissions.Following the 41% reduction in embodied carbon, remaining emissions from construction were offset via China Certification Emission Reduction (CCER) credits granted by the Carbon Exchange Center.As a result, the Brookfield office is one of the first in the world to attain Total Carbon Neutrality across scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions for interior fit-out.What’s more, carbon neutrality was achieved while delivering a healthy office interior. All key materials were screened for harmful chemical content and/or emissions. On a continuous basis, real-time monitoring ensures air quality and water quality are maintained within the RESET Standard.

      Finally, the entire fit-out was completed at a material cost 44% lower than similar offices.
Material Insights
For further insight into the leading materials and products that helped the Brookfield office achieve these results, we've featured the top 10 below: 









                                            Project Information
                                            Tenant: Brookfield
                                            Size: 4,142 m2
                                            Completion: July 2022
                                            Location: Shanghai, China.
                                            Design and Construction: EMZ + Architecture & Interior Design
                                            Photovoltaic Panels: Pufeng New Energy
                                            RESET Accredited Professional: Stefan Berder
                                            RESET Accredited Data Provider: Gams
                                            RESET Accredited Hardware: Kaiterra Sensedge Mini