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Recycled floor coverings help Glasgow building towards WELL rating

The International WELL Building Institute provides certificates for buildings that encourage a healthy lifestyle. The Grid, a new office development in Cadogen Square in Glasgow aims to be Scotland’s first office to be awarded a WELL rating.

Recycled floor coverings are helping the company achieve this target. The building design includes shower rooms and changing rooms to encourage employees to cycle to work and jog during their lunch break. There is a yoga studio and a sky garden. The project is expected to be completed by 2021.

Achieving a WELL certificate is not just about encouraging employees to lead more healthy, lifestyles, it starts with the building’s structure and the materials used. The building has a lot of natural materials such as stone and wood, rather than an abundance of plastics. Air conditioning and water are filtered to make sure that they are clean and healthy.

As well as promoting wellness, the environmental impact of the building has been considered. This is why the architects chose to use recycled materials for all the floors in the building. Energy efficiency technology will give the Grid the highest A energy performance rating.

The architects made sure that the solvents and glues used for the floor installation and other processes are not toxic and could not affect people with allergies.

Many Cheshire firms are aware of how their workplaces can impact the environment, and often uses 100% recycled floor coverings when installing new solid floors in their Cheshire workplaces.

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