It was a fairly quiet week this week. Marco and I were on conference calls with Sauerbruch Hutton and Arup every two days to help push along the Sitra office design. We found that frequent communication helps to reduce surprises while allowing us to refine our design goals without having to issue the perfect, comprehensive brief. The challenge with so much communication is to back off and let the designers do their work.
Johanna brings word that Sitra's in-house sustainability/carbon reduction activities are ramping up. There are 18 different action areas all geared toward reducing Sitra's carbon footprint. They broadly fall into 6 groups: communications, transport, energy and material efficiency, procurements and waste.
Special attention is being paid to the people that will analyze and implement the low carbon actions. Our new headquarters will only enable choices, we still need to make sure that they are good ones.