Tenants at Sydney's new EY Centre at 200 George Street are able to work in breakout zones located throughout the building thanks to high-speed WiFi and online systems. Photo by Brent Boardman.
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See the workplace of tomorrow at Total Facilities

Did you know that after just one hour of sitting at a desk, 90 per cent of our fat-burning enzymes stop working and our bodies start to hibernate and shut down? Or that progressive companies like Mirvac are not only embracing flexible work hours but also encouraging employees to support each other’s personal goals, while simultaneously ensuring project milestones are achieved?

These are just some of the compelling topics that will be covered at Total Facilities next Wednesday and Thursday in Sydney, which is an annual exhibition showcasing the innovations and trends that are helping to improve facility and workplace performance.



Held at the new International Convention Centre Sydney between 10am and 5pm on the 29th and 30th of March, the two day event will see a host of speakers discuss everything from sustainable building design and smart software to leadership trends and wellness in the workplace.

“This exhibition and education program reflects the evolutionary nature of our industry,” says Andrew Lawson, Total Facilities Event Manager. “Today it’s about integrating the built assets of real estate and facilities with technology and other solutions to meet the needs of building owners and occupiers. It is the role of a facility manager to ensure the proper operation of all aspects of a building to create a healthy, safe and cost-effective environment in which tenants can function.”



A central network of stairs connects the office floors at Mirvac’s headquarters – the first to achieve a GOLD WELL Certification – encouraging collaboration and communication, and boosting incidental exercise for the building’s office workers. Photo by Brent Boardman


Sydney’s environmentally-friendly skyscraper

Located in the heart of the city’s financial and cultural districts, and home to Mirvac Property Trust, EY Centre‘s cost and operating efficiencies coupled with a collaborative and high performing workplace culture, heralds a new era in smart building design.

Featuring interactive technologies that monitor air quality, power and water usage, and design features that adjust to the needs of its occupants, the Centre’s 6 Star Green Star – Office Design (v3) rating, 6 Star Green Star As-Built rating and 5 Star NABERS Energy rating makes it one of Australia’s most environmentally-friendly buildings. It’s also the first to achieve a GOLD WELL Certification.

Mirvac’s General Manager, Workplace Experiences, Paul Edwards who works at EY Centre, will be presenting a discussion about the evolving workplace on the 29th between 12:45pm and 2:00pm, which will be just as insightful for small business owners as it will for CEO’s of multi-nationals.


Here’s the full list of speakers.


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